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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Truman With Two

By 1950, when President Harry S. Truman threw the first pitch to open the baseball season in a game featuring the Washington Senators and the Philadelphia Athletics, the ceremonial first pitch was a 40-year-old tradition and a firmly rooted presidential ritual.