Tuesday, April 14, 2015

President Taft Starts a Baseball Tradition

On this day in baseball history April 14, 1910: President William Howard Taft starts a baseball tradition by throwing out the first pitch on Opening Day between the Philadelphia Athletics and the Washington Senators at Griffith Stadium in Washington, D.C. 

How did the President like the experience? According to the article Taft Throws Out Ball from the New York Times dated April 15, 1910 describes how it went for President Taft:
The opening of the American League season in Washington to-day between the local and Philadelphia clubs was a most auspicious one. President and Mrs. Taft, Vice President Sherman, and many other notables being present, and the Nationals won by the shut-out score of 8 to 0. For the first time on record, a President of the United States tossed out the first ball, and what was more he sat through the entire nine innings and seemed greatly to enjoy the contest.
Every United States President has thrown out at least one Opening Day first pitch during their respective presidential terms.

Question I have is: What kind of pitch will Hillary Clinton throw if she is elected President of the United States? I'll let you chew on that for a while.