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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Wednesday, April 14, 2010
President Bush<br> Throws First Pitch, 2008  
President Bush
Throws First Pitch, 2008
Answer of the Day
Which president was the first to throw out the inaugural pitch of the baseball season? On a beautiful, sunny April 14 — exactly 100 years ago today — President and Mrs. William Howard Taft showed up at National Park in Washington, DC, to watch the Washington Senators play against the Philadelphia Athletics. It was the American League's baseball season opener. Senators manager Jim McAleer suggested that the president toss out the game's opening ball, and Taft threw the ceremonial first pitch, beginning an annual tradition that exists to this day. Taft and his party, which included vice president James S. Sherman, stayed for the whole game, to see the Senators win 3-0. Since then, every president with the exception of Jimmy Carter has thrown at least one ceremonial pitch during his tenure in office.
"I see great things in baseball. It's our game — the American game." Walt Whitman
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