In tribute to our new President can you name 5 Presidents that attended a MLB Baseball game starting with->?
the very 1st President that ever attended a game.
- papawLv 71 decade agoBest Answer
Taft was NOT the first!!!
President Benjamin Harrison was the first U.S. President to attend a Major League baseball game and it took place on June 6, 1892.
The park in Washington, D.C. where President Benjamin Harrison saw his first presidential game was called Boundary Field - the home to the National League
Washington Senators from April 16, 1892 through October 14, 1899. Senators lost to the Reds, 7 - 4, in 11 innings.
President Woodrow Wilson was the first sitting president to attend a World Series game in 1915, at the 12th annual World Series.
The U.S. Presidents - Famous Baseball Firsts
08-30-1865 President Andrew Johnson brought the first organized baseball team (referred to as "a delegation of the National Base Ball Club) to the White House / Presidential Mansion for a visit.
06-26-1869 President Ulysses S. Grant brought the first professional team (all members of the Cincinnati Red Stockings were paid ballplayers) to the White House / Presidential Mansion for a visit.
04-13-1883 President Chester A. Arthur brought the first Major League team (National League's Cleveland Forest Citys) to the White House / Executive Mansion.
06-06-1892 President Benjamin Harrison is the first U.S. President to attend a Major League baseball game AND the first to see an extra inning game as the contest remains undecided until the eleventh inning.
06-25-1892 President Benjamin Harrison attends his second game and becomes the first U.S. President to attend two Major League baseball games while in office.
04-19-1897 The Washington Senators are greeted in the Oval Office by President William McKinley who threw out first pitch as Governor of Ohio. The manager of Columbus is now the Senators manager and the first invitation to throw out the first season opener pitch occurs.
05-16-1907 The National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues issues the first presidential lifetime pass to President Theodore Roosevelt - a non-fan of our national pastime.
05-29-1909 President William H. Taft is the first U.S. President to attend a Major League baseball game at a location (Pittsburgh) other than Washington.
09-16-1909 President William H. Taft attends his third Major League baseball game and is first U.S. President to see three games while in office (He goes on to see fourteen games while in office).
04-14-1910 President William H. Taft threw out the first season Opening Day pitch to Walter Johnson.
05-04-1910 President William H. Taft is the first to attend two major league games on the same day (he was in St. Louis).
05-24-1910 President William H. Taft is the first to be in attendance at a rain shortened major league game.
04-19-1912 Sinking of the Titanic prevents President William H. Taft from attending and V.P. Sherman becomes the first Vice-President to toss the Opening Day pitch.
05-07-1912 President William H. Taft is the first President to see a major league game in his own hometown (Cincinnati).
04-25-1913 President Woodrow Wilson is the first President to attend a three consecutive game series (in Washington who loses 2-of-3 versus the Boston Red Sox).
04-23-1914 President Woodrow Wilson misses Opening Day and the first pitch by a Speaker of the House (Champ Clark) takes place.
10-09-1915 President Woodrow Wilson attends World Series game number two in Philadelphia and becomes the first to attend any Series game.
04-23-1919 President Woodrow Wilson misses another Opening Day game and the first pitch by an active General (Peyton C. March) takes place.
10-04-1924 President Calvin Coolidge throws out the first pitch for the first time at the first game of a World Series.
06-18-1925 President Calvin Coolidge is the first to award the Most Valuable Player trophy to a player - Walter Johnson.
07-07-1937 President Franklin Roosevelt is the first to attend an All-Star Game and throw out the first pitch.
04-15-1946 President Harry S. Truman is the first left-handed President to throw out the first pitch.
08-17-1948 President Harry S. Truman is the first to attend a night game (in Washington).
04-18-1950 President Harry S. Truman is the first to throw out two first pitches - one left-handed and one right-handed.
07-04-1952 President Harry S. Truman is the first to attend a game on the fourth of July.
04-09-1965 President Lyndon Johnson is the first to attend an exhibition game (Astros 2 versus the Yankees 1).
07-15-1969 President Richard Nixon is the first to see a triple play while at a game.
07-14-1970 President Richard Nixon attends the first nighttime All-Star Game and throws out the first pitch.
04-06-1973 President Richard Nixon throws out the first pitch in Anaheim and is the first President to toss an Opening Day pitch outside of Washington.
04-02-1984 President Ronald Reagan is first to watch a major league game from the dugout (Baltimore Orioles).
09-30-1988 President Ronald Reagan broadcasts an inning and a half becoming the first to call play-by-play while in office.
04-10-1990 President George Bush is the first to attend a game and throw a first pitch in Canada.
04-04-1993 President Bill Clinton is the first to throw the first pitch from the pitcher's mound and make it to the catcher.
09-06-1995 President Bill Clinton and Vice President Al Gore attend Cal Ripken's 2,131 game and become first to attend a game together while in office.
01-20-2001 President George W. Bush is the first managing general partner of a Major League team (the Texas Rangers) to become President of the United States.
- Utter ChaosLv 71 decade ago
William McKinley (although he was only a governor at the time)
George H.W. Bush
George W. Bush
- CarolLv 44 years ago
I like the added players, and the ability to replace any injured player. I don't like the DH every year, but I can understand why they did it; I liked how it was only used in AL parks. The rule about pitchers not being in the All-Star game if they pitched the Sunday before- will they still be 'officially' All-Stars? Or will they be 'kicked off the team'? I think it's clear that they REALLY don't want another tie- didn't last years go into extra-innings? Maybe they should make a rule about how many innings the starter has to pitch? I don't think it's fair that the All-Star Game determines home field advantage in the WS, but I DO think the All Star game should count for 'something'. What would other options be, though?
- 1 decade ago
Benjamin Harrison was the first president to attend an MLB game - 1892
William H. Taft
I love my source, the history provided is very interesting.Source(s): The Presidents of the United States Famous Baseball Firsts http://www.baseball-almanac.com/firsts/prz_1st.sht...
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- Anonymous1 decade ago
Well the first one to attend a game was William Taft in 1909-April-19, if all you wanted was 5 total
- Anonymous1 decade ago
Taft was the first.
Every president since has attended games, many opening day in DC.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
FDR (in Ebbets Field)
JFK (Fenway Park)
Nixon (Shea Stadium - 1988 NLCS)
Clinton (Shea Stadium - 4/15/97 -Jackie Robinson 50th anniversary)
Carter (Fulton County Stadium)
Bush (Nationals Park)Source(s): Mets' fan..
- minor league fanLv 61 decade ago
starting with Taft every President who was in office when Washington had a team.
- Justin DLv 51 decade ago
I think Taft, Clinton, Teddy Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, and George W. Bush. I think so, I could be wrong.
- JacobyLv 61 decade ago
I saw Taft but my guess would've been Wilson