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President Booed by All-Star Game Fans

July 15, 1992|Associated Press

SAN DIEGO — Even Ted Williams could not keep President Bush from being booed Tuesday night at baseball's All-Star Game.

The President walked onto the field in the shadow of Williams, a member of baseball's Hall of Fame who received the honor of tossing out the first ball.

Not only was Bush not asked to perform that ceremonial chore, he did not even get his own introduction. "Ladies and gentlemen, Ted Williams," said the stadium announcer, "accompanied by his good friend, George Bush."

Many people in the crowd of more than 50,000 erupted in boos, although some cheered.

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