Sunflower Archives: 1989 Shocker baseball team pays President Bush a visit


In June 1989, after defeating the Texas Longhorns to claim the school’s first and only College World Series title, the Wichita State baseball team visited the White House and met President George H.W. Bush and First Lady Barbara Bush. The Bushes visited with players and the president was even given his own Shocker Jersey bearing the No. 1.

President Bush died last Friday at the age of 94. Barbara Bush died last April.

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President George H.W. Bush signs balls for the Wichita State baseball team.

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First Lady Barbara Bush meets the Wichita State baseball team.

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