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April 2013


Baseball's Opening Day and the Presidents Who Threw Out the Pitches

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On the opening day of the Major League Baseball season in 1910, President William Howard Taft threw a baseball from the stands at Washington, D.C.'s Griffith Stadium, and a tradition was born.

Since then, every president except Jimmy Carter has tossed the ceremonial first pitch at least once ...

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history
baseball
MLB
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President
Roosevelt, Franklin Delano
Truman, Harry S
Eisenhower, Dwight D.
Harding, Warren G.
Bush, George H.W.
Carter, Jimmy
Obama, Barack
Clinton, Bill
Nixon, Richard M.

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