First White House T-ball game in May

Wednesday, April 25th 2001, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

WASHINGTON (AP) _ The first White House South Lawn T-ball game will be held May 6 as part of President Bush's effort to revitalize interest in America's pastime.

Two teams from the Washington area will play on a makeshift diamond that will be set up in the president's backyard, White House officials said Wednesday.

The game between the Capital City League Rockies and the Satchel Paige League Memphis Red Sox will feature play-by-play by announcer Bob Costas.

Bush announced in March his intention to promote baseball by inviting children from Little League teams across the country to play at the White House. The president will place the first ball on the tee at the first game.