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Tim Kurkjian's Baseball Fix: From (Ron) Washington to (Jermaine) Van Buren, baseball's presidential name game

You love baseball. Tim Kurkjian loves baseball. So while we await its return, every day we'll provide you with a story or two tied to this date in baseball history.

ON THIS DATE IN 2006, I had dinner at the White House.

Former President George W. Bush is a huge and knowledgeable baseball fan. He owned the Texas Rangers from 1989 to '94. I was living in Dallas then, so I saw him quite often at the ballpark. So, on this night, through columnist George Will, a devout lover of the game, Mr.