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.
harry truman The first president to throw out a ceremonial first pitch in Major League baseball was William Howard Taft, who threw out the first pitch for the Washington Senators home opener against the Philadelphia Athletics in 1910.
William Howard Taft
William Howard Taft
William Howard Taft was the first to open the major league baseball season by throwing out the first pitch on April 14, 1910. McKinley threw out the first pitch in a minor league game as governor of Ohio before he was President.
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.
Willian Howard Taft threw out the first ceremonial first pitch in the Washington Senators home opener against the Philadelphia Athletics in 1910.
William Taft started the tradition of presidents throwing a ceremonial first pitch. He did it on opening day (April 14) of 1910, throwing the first pitch to Walter Johnson. One of his predecessors, William McKinley, had thrown a ceremonial first pitch when he was Governor of Ohio, but not when he was president.
Because a softball is heavier then a baseball.
On July 7, 1937, Franklin D. Roosevelt became the first president to attend a Major League Baseball All-Star game. He was also the first to throw out the first pitch at a game.
William H. Taft was the first president to perform what has become a tradition.
President Taft, 1909
All the presidents since William Howard Taft in 1910 have thrown out the first pitch on opening day at least one year. None the presidents before Taft performed this ceremony.
The first person to throw a pitch in a major league baseball game was Bobby Mathews of the Fort Wayne Kekiongas against the Cleveland Forest Cities on May 4, 1871. The first batter in a major league game, Deacon White, hit a double. I don't know if it was on the first pitch, though.
It was President William Howard Taft who threw out the ceremonial first pitch for the Washington Senators home opener against the Philadelphia Athletics to start the 1910 American League season.
Christian Haupt was the youngest person to throw the ceremonial first pitch at an MLB game. He was just three years old when he threw the first pitch at the Los Angeles Dodgers game on 9/4/2012.
Its a type of pitch you can throw in baseball :)