Presidential First Pitches

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

Photograph by AP Photo

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Nixon's Sidearm

President Richard M. Nixon threw out the first pitch on April 7, 1969, in Washington as Baseball Commissioner Bowie Kuhn, second from left, and Washington Senators Manager Ted Williams looked on. Nixon later became the first president to toss an opening day pitch outside the capital.