The Boston Americans (now Red Sox) and the Pittsburgh Pirates played in the first World Series in 1903. The Americans won 5 games to 3. This was a surprise as the Pirates were a powerful team. Few bettors would have expected Boston to win. The great pitcher Cy Young was in this Series as a Boston pitcher.
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President William Howard Taft threw out the first ball of the season starting the tradition.
The first President to open the baseball season was William Howard Taft. In 1910, he threw a baseball from the stands at Washington, D.C.'s Griffith Stadium.
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On 04-14-1910 President William H. Taft threw out the first pitch on Opening Day To start the 1910 season. Walter Johnson caught the ball. The home team Washington Senators were playing the Philadelphia Athletics.
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.
President William Howard Taft threw out the ceremonial "first pitch" to open the 1910 season for the Washingto Senators home opener against the Philadelphia Athletics.