Woodrow Wilson in Game 2 of the 1915 World Series between the Boston Red Sox and Philadelphia Phillies in Philadelphia.
Woodrow Wilson at Game 2 of the 1915 World Series in Philadelphia.
The first President to throw out a first pitch in Major League Baseball was William Howard Taft in 1910. So none of the earlier Presidents did. Since then, every US President has tossed a pitch in either the All Star Game, the World Series, or the first game of the baseball season.
Since the tradition was began by Taft in 1910, Jimmy Carter was the only president who never threw out an opening day pitch . He did throw out the first pitch at a World Series game in 1079.
Well, for game 7 I believe it will be Toby Harrah.
That was Christie Matthewson, who did so in the 1905 Series.
The 2001 World Series was played in the wake of the 9/11 terrorists attacks. The first pitch was given to the honors of President George Bush for game three, the first game played at Yankees Stadium.
Orlando Palmeiro pinch hit for Astros pitcher Brad Lidge and grounded out to Uribe for the final out of the 2005 World Series.
William H. Taft was the first president to perform what has become a tradition.