Woodrow Wilson Played Literal 'Fantasy Baseball' as a Kid

Publish date:

Woodrow Wilson was quite the baseball fan in his youth, even going so far as to write up his own his own extensive 17-page baseball newspaper at the age of fourteen.

Even crazier than the depth of detail in the paper is that all the games and action described were completely invented by Wilson, using real teams and players but simulated scores, which leads ESPN's Keith Olbermann to wonder if the 28th president may have invented fantasy baseball back in 1871.

That would of course make the League of Nations was the world's first fantasy league.