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President Plays Golf; Takes In Ball Game

June 23, 1990 GMT

HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) _ President Bush played a round of golf and took in a minor-league baseball game Friday night on his way to Camp David for the weekend.

Bush sat in the bleachers at the game between the Hagerstown Suns and the Harrisburg Senators of the Class AA Eastern League. It was the first visit in memory by a president to a minor-league game.

Bush, first baseman and captain of the Yale baseball team in 1948, is a keen fan who usually can be counted on for several games a year at the home field of the Baltimore Orioles, sometimes when the Texas Rangers, partly owned by his son, George W. Bush, are playing.

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Bush left the game in the seventh inning to head for Camp David. Hagerstown won 6-3.

Earlier, the president stopped off for a round of golf near the Washington suburb of Frederick, Md.

The president flew by helicopter to the Holly Hills Country Club with Walter Payton of the Chicago Bears, author Dan Jenkins and Rep. Marty Russo, D-Ill.

After his round, the president and his party, minus Russo, dined at a Frederick seafood restaurant before going on the the ballpark at Hagerstown 30 miles to the northwest.

Bush greeted golfers at the clubhouse and stopped to sign some scorecards.

Bush was to remain until Sunday at Camp David, the presidential retreat in Maryland’s Catoctin Mountains.

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