answersLogoWhite

0


Best Answer

President Howard Taft was attending a game and by the seventh inning he needed to get up and stretch. According to some, the game was delayed a couple minutes while Taft stretched. Thus, the seventh inning stretch was born. According to urban legend, President William Howard Taft started the trend on April 14, 1910 in a game between the Washington Senators and Philadephia Athletics at Griffith Park in Washington. Taft, who weighed over 300 pounds, grew more and more uncomfortable in his chair as the game wore on. Finally, by the middle of the seventh inning, he could not stand it no more, so he stood up from his chair. Everyone in the stadium thought that the President was about to leave, so they stood in respect. The seventh inning stretch was born. In another bit of trivia, Taft launched the tradition of the Presidential first pitch in the same game. Apparently on the spur of the moment, umpire Billy Evans handed Taft the ball after the managers had been introduced, and asked him to throw it over home plate. The President did so with delight. Nearly every president since has done this at least once during his term in office. The story has it that the seventh inning stretch originated during a game between the Senators and Athletics in 1910, in which the 27th President of the United States, William Howard Taft, was in attendance. No one is really sure why, whether his leg began to cramp or some other reason, but at the conclusion of the top of the seventh inning he stood and the rest of the crowd, out of respect and possibly because they thought he was leaving, stood with him. After a short period of time he sat down, and the rest of the crowd sat down with him, thus the seventh inning stretch and a long standing Baseball tradition was born. The president at the time, I believe it was Taft, stood up in between the top and the bottom of the seventh inning of a game he was attending. This prompted just about everyone in attendence to stand as well. A President once attended a game and at the break at the 7th he stood up to strectch, the spectators saw him standing and thought he was about to leave so as a mark of respect they stood up too, not knowing he was just stretching. The tradition has just continued. That president was William Howard Taft.

User Avatar

Wiki User

βˆ™ 16y ago
This answer is:
User Avatar
Study guides

baseball

1 card

baseball

➑️
See all cards
4.0
β˜†β˜…β˜†β˜…β˜†β˜…β˜†β˜…β˜†β˜…
6 Reviews
More answers
User Avatar

Wiki User

βˆ™ 13y ago

A President once attended a game and at the break at the 7th he stood up to strectch, the spectators saw him standing and thought he was about to leave so as a mark of respect they stood up too, not knowing he was just stretching. The tradition has just continued. That president was William Howard Taft.

This answer is:
User Avatar

User Avatar

Wiki User

βˆ™ 13y ago

Oddly, the fattest President ever... W.H. Taft. He once watched a baseball game and during the 7th inning, he got up to stretch. Others, out of respect, wanted to stretch with Taft.

This answer is:
User Avatar

User Avatar

Wiki User

βˆ™ 13y ago

The 7th inning stretch (assuming your talking about baseball) is approximately 15 minutes.

This answer is:
User Avatar
User Avatar

FatCrew Productions

Lvl 1
βˆ™ 6mo ago
This is wrong.

User Avatar

FatCrew Productions

Lvl 2
βˆ™ 6mo ago

It’s no longer than any other break between half innings.

This answer is:
User Avatar

Add your answer:

Earn +20 pts
Q: What is the origin of the seventh inning stretch and when did it start?
Write your answer...
Submit
Still have questions?
magnify glass
imp
Continue Learning about General History

If a relief pitcher starts 1 inning but is replaced by another pitcher before any outs are recorded. How is that scored for the picher considering he recorded no outs.?

For example, if a pitcher comes in to start the seventh inning, gives up two base hits and is replaced without recording an out, the box score will show he pitched 0 innings. At the bottom of the box score it will have a statement "<name of pitcher> pitched to two batters in the seventh inning'. Sometimes you hear broadcasters refer to it as 'plus'. Say the starter is replaced after giving up a base hit in the seventh inning but before recording any outs. You might hear the broadcaster say "<name of pitcher> went six plus innings today".


In what year did pro football start?

The National Football League, at the time called the American Professional Football Association, was founded in 1920.


What team did the Royals start out winning by 10 runs in the first inning but still lost?

Cleveland Indians.


How often does the road team in an extra inning game in the mlb?

Every Tuesday night game in cities that start with an S or C.


What kind of exercise should you do before a warm up?

Firstly forget the phrase 'warm up', any movement is exercise and puts varying stresses on the body. Each workout should start with mobility work which starts very light and progresses in intensity as the joints, musculature and core body temp rises. Mobility is not a quick static stretch (i.e. Stretch the quads and hold), it is a set of 10 or so reps of a (usually bodyweight) movement such as a prisoner squat or hip flexion exercise...or even using a foam roller. Try to cover all the main movements of the body and joints. If you think about it why come in from the cold and then start a stressfull exercise such as running without taking every joint through its ranges of motion? You wouldn't start your car on a cold day and then rev the engine to full for 20 min and expect it to last long would you!

Related questions

When does the half time start for baseball?

There is no halftime in baseball unless you count the seventh inning stretch which only lasts 5 minutes and only occures in A, AA, AAA and MLB baseball.


What baseball traditions did William Howard Taft start?

On April 14, 1910, President William Howard Taft began the tradition of the President throwing the first pitch at the baseball season opener. Legend has it that President Taft was also responsible for baseball's seventh inning stretch. While attending a baseball game, President Taft rose to stretch between halves of the seventh inning. The crowd (ever polite, as baseball fans are) rose in unison out of respect for the President. The tradition continues to this day.


What is the significance of God Bless America in the seventh inning of a MLB game?

Teams started singing God Bless America at the 7th inning stretch after the 9/11 attacks. It is a way to honor the country in a way similar to singing the National Anthem before the start of a game.


When does the seventh season of Nashville Star Start?

When does nashville stars seventh season tryouts start?


During pregnancy when do you start to get stretch marks on your breast?

During pregnancy when do you start to get stretch marks on your breast?


What does origin mean?

Origin means beginning, or the start of something.


What date did the seventh crusade start?

It started in 1248


When does school start in cape town?

February the seventh


How did the seventh crusade start?

mr. williams is making you answer this hauh.....


When does filming the seventh Harry Potter start?

Feburary 2009