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Title Letter of welcome from New Jersey Governor Christine Todd Whitman to "Friends", June 19, 1996.
Object Name Letter
Catalog Number 2014.019.0006
Collection Hoboken Baseball Collection
Credit Gift of Anthony A. Amabile.
Scope & Content Letter from New Jersey Governor Christine Todd Whitman to "Friends", June 19, 1996, re welcome to Hoboken Baseball Day 1996, the 150th anniversary celebration event commemorating a game played in Hoboken in 1846.

Single leaf printed on office letterhead and signed in facsimile. Full text is in notes.

This item is from records compiled for and used in preparation of activities for Hoboken Baseball Day 1996, the 150th anniversary of a noted game played in Hoboken.
press / publishing / publicity / player
Notes Archives 2014.019.0006
State of New Jersey
Office of the Governor
Trenton NJ 08625-0001
(609) 292-6000

Christine Todd Whitman

June 19, 1996

Dear Friends:

I am delighted to extend greetings to everyone gathered in the birthplace of our national pastime to celebrate the 150th anniversary of baseball.

The story of baseball has in many ways been the story of America, and it all began right here with Alexander Cartwright, Jr., on Hoboken’s Elysian Fields. Since then, generations of Americans — a truly diverse group with grass-stained knees, muddy shoes, and battered gloves — have written the sport’s history in sandlots, backyards, and ball parks all across this country. Today, the world embraces baseball, and on diamonds from Panama to Japan, the game’s proud traditions endure.

Recognizing the important role that our state played in the birth and growth of baseball, I look to New Jersey’s Sports History Commission to help us proclaim our pride and tell the world the true story of baseball’s Hoboken roots. We may not have succeeded yet, but as a very famous New Jerseyan once said, "It ain’t over till it’s over," and our efforts will continue.

With all New Jersey, I celebrate this very special occasion, and I offer my best wishes to the citizens of Hoboken and to baseball fans everywhere.

Sincerely yours,

[facsimile signature] Christine T. Whitman

Christine Todd Whitman

New Jersey Is An Equal Opportunity Employer • Printed on Recycled and Recyclable Paper
People Whitman, Christine Todd
Date 1996
Year Range from 1996
Year Range to 1996
Search Terms Elysian Fields
Caption letter: Governor Whitman re Baseball Day, June 19, 1996
Imagefile 249\20140190006.TIF
Classification Baseball
Government & Politics
Parades & Pageants