White House Statement on
the President's Meeting with the World Series Champion
The Los Angeles Dodgers had a group picture taken with the President and First Lady in the Oval Office prior to their appearance in the Rose Garden. There was considerable banter back and forth with the players.
Orel Hershiser asked the
President to autograph his baseball. He also gave Mrs. Reagan a world
championship T-shirt. Tommy Lasorda told the
President, ``I knew you were pulling for us to take the whole thing.'' Mrs.
Reagan described Tommy Lasorda coming out of the
dugout after Kirk Gibson hit his game-winning home run. The President quipped,
``You should have seen
Steve Sax was prodded by his teammates to perform what must be a well-practiced imitation of the President. After initially declining, Steve drew himself up in his best Ronald Reagan imitation with the words, ``Well, it's a pleasure . . .''