This day in baseball: Presidential first pitch

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William Howard Taft became the first United States President to throw out the ceremonial first pitch on April 14, 1910 at American League Park in Washington, D.C.  Once the official game started, pitcher Walter Johnson one-hit the A’s, leading the Senators to a 3-0 victory in their season opener.  President Taft stayed on hand to watch the events of the impressive performance unfold.



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