Presidential Pitch

Photos of all of the Presidents  Who Threw Out the 1st Pitch Framed W/ Presidential Seal & Laser Engraved Signatures

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Photos of all of the Presidents  Who Threw Out the 1st Pitch Framed W/ Presidential Seal & Laser Engraved Signatures. The Presidents include Barak Obama, George Bush, George Bush Senior, Bill Clinton, Ronald Reagan, Jimmy Carter, Gerald R. Ford, Richard Nixon, Lyndon B Johnson, John F Kennedy, Herbert Hoover, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Harry Truman, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Calvin Coolidge, Warren G. Harding, William Howard Taft.

The first sitting president to throw a first pitch at a baseball game was William Howard Taft in 1910, at the Washington Senators Opening Day that April. Sports Illustrated reported that the American League President, Ban Johnson, thought the president’s appearance would boost attendance at the baseball games. A record turnout at the time, 12,000 fans, came to Opening Day to cheer on Taft.

ESPN noted that Franklin D. Roosevelt holds the records for most presidential first pitches thrown while in office, totaling at 11. Jimmy Carter had never thrown out a first pitch while in office, but he did after he served his presidency.

Perhaps most memorable first pitches thrown by a president was in 2001 by George W. Bush. During the third game of the 2001 World Series between the Yankees and Arizona Diamondbacks, Bush participated in the ceremony that took place six weeks after the September 11 terrorist attacks. Bush wore a bulletproof vest under a New York Fire Department pullover and approached the mound to deliver a perfect strike over home plate.

Perhaps most memorable first pitches thrown by a president was in 2001 by George W. Bush. During the third game of the 2001 World Series between the Yankees and Arizona Diamondbacks, Bush participated in the ceremony that took place six weeks after the September 11 terrorist attacks. Bush wore a bulletproof vest under a New York Fire Department pullover and approached the mound to deliver a perfect strike over home plate.