Denver Sports Omelette: Remembering when George H.W. Bush played for the Denver Bears back in 1984

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Alright baseball fans, we are going back into the archives to talk about the Denver Bears and a special player they had back in 1984: George H.W. Bush.

Yes, former President George H.W. Bush played for the Denver Bears in 1984. Bush was the sitting vice president at the time and took part in an old-timers game on July 12 at Mile High Stadium with the Denver Bears.

Though he didn’t start the game, Bush came in the fourth inning, played first base and got an at-bat. This at-bat was one for the books as Bush hit a line drive single off Hall of Famer Warren Spahn.

Spahn is well known in the baseball world, and being an old-timers game there were sure to be some other big names around the field, so we might as well list a few others who played: Ernie Banks, Brooks Robinson, Billy Martin, Bob Feller and Joe DiMaggio are a few names that may ring a bell.

Bush was no stranger to the diamond playing at Yale, where he appeared in back-to-back College World Series for the Bulldogs in 1947-48.

Bush playing baseball with the Denver Bears is listed as a Top non-Broncos sporting events at Mile High Stadium.

Jeff Bailey, The Denver Post


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