This day in baseball: Highlanders debut in New York

The New York Highlanders (later known as the Yankees) played their first game in as a New York City team on April 22, 1903. The Highlanders lost their opener to Washington, 3-1, at Hilltop Park in front of 11,950 fans. Pitcher Jack Chesbro took the loss, but he would finish the season with a 21-15 record (.583) and an ERA of 2.77.

Hilltop park 1903

Hilltop Park (Wikipedia)

This day in baseball: Presidential first pitch


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.