Presidential First Pitches

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

Photograph by Rogers Photo Archive/Getty Images

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Not Quite President Yet

Before he won the presidential election and took the oath of office, New York Governor Franklin D. Roosevelt threw out the first pitch from the stands before Game 3 of the 1932 World Series in Chicago. The New York Yankees defeated the Chicago Cubs, 7-5, in part because of a home run by Babe Ruth -- the "called shot" that became an urban legend. The Yankees won the World Series the next day, and Roosevelt was elected president a month later.