Aug 8, 2015

All the presidents' delightfully awkward first pitches (17 Pics)


By on Saturday, August 08, 2015

The grand tradition of America's president throwing out the ceremonial first pitch on baseball's Opening Day began with William H. Taft.

 June 9, 1910 | President Taft tosses out the first pitch.
 1916 | President Woodrow Wilson.
 c. 1921 | President Warren G. Harding.
 October 1924 | President Calvin Coolidge throws out the ball for the opening game of the 1924 World Series between the Washington Senators and the New York Giants.
 c. 1929 | President Herbert Hoover.
 May 1941 | President Franklin Delano Roosevelt.
 April 18. 1949 | President Harry Truman.
 1957 | President Dwight Eisenhower.
 April 10, 1961 | President John F. Kennedy.
 April 13, 1964 | President Lyndon Johnson.
 April 7, 1969 | President Richard Nixon.
 July 13, 1976 | President Gerald Ford throws out the first pitch to start the All-Star game in Philadelphia.
 Sept. 30, 1988 | President Ronald Reagan throws out the first pitch from the mound at Wrigley Field. |
 April 8, 1991 | President George Bush throws out the first pitch at the Texas Rangers’ opening night in Arlington.
 April 1992 | President Bill Clinton.
 April 5, 2004 | President George W. Bush.
July 14, 2009 | President Barack Obama throws out the first pitch at the 2009 MLB All-Star Game in St. Louis, Missouri. 

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