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Smith’s book on presidents, baseball filled with tantalizing tales

Although he didn’t realize it at the time, Curt Smith began researching his latest book, “The Presidents and the Pastime: The History of Baseball & the White House,” about six decades ago. Perched on the front porch of his Caledonia home, 25 miles southwest of Rochester, the precocious youngster would while away the hours poring ...

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