Presidents Who Were More Than Just Your Average Weekend Warrior Athlete - 2/4


A Real Texas Ranger…

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Bush also bought $800,000 worth of shares of the Texas Rangers in April of 1989. He was a managing general partner for five years, and would regularly attend games.

He later sold his shares for over $15 million dollars in 1998 after being reelected to a second term as the governor.

Oxford Rugby Star

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Clinton wasn’t known as being the most athletic kid in school, but he held his own. While at Oxford, President Bill Clinton played rugby.

During his time at the White House, he would relieve his stress by hitting the links.


George H W Captain of baseball at Yale

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George H. W Bush was quite the athlete growing up — he was the captain of both his high school baseball and soccer teams and would carry his athletic ability to college. The 41st President would go on to captain Yale’s baseball team as a heavy-hitting first baseman. He played in two College World Series and would lose both of them.

Bush met Babe Ruth in 1948, which he said was one of the most exciting experiences he’s ever had.

Kennedy Touch Football

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All four of the Kennedy brothers played football at Harvard. JFK didn’t make it past Junior Varsity because of an illness and injury that curtailed his progress through the system in his freshman year.

He was on the Harvard sailing team that brought home an Eastern Collegiate Championship as well.