Presidential First Pitches

By Lauren Vicary and Greg Giroux - 2012-05-24T14:45:06Z

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Wilson Sets Up Win Against the Yankees

On opening day, April 20, 1916, at National Park in Washington, President Woodrow Wilson threw out the first pitch for a game between the hometown Senators and the New York Yankees. The Senators went on to crush the Yankees 12-4. Wilson also threw the ceremonial first pitch for other games, including the opening of the 1915 World Series.