Baseball Archive

Richard Nixon Signed Baseball At Auction

1990 President Richard Nixon Single Signed Baseball. Though he resigned the Presidency of the United States in disgrace in 1974 following the Watergate scandal, it’s tough to hold a grudge against such a devout baseball fan. The most ardent supporter of our National …

Master List of Presidential First Pitches

Presidential First Pitches Year President Ballpark 1910 Opening Day William Howard Taft National Park 1911 Opening Day William Howard Taft National Park 1912 Opening Day Vice PresidentJames S. Sherman National Park 1913 Opening Day Woodrow Wilson National Park 1915 Opening Day Woodrow Wilson …

Harry Truman Throws Out First Pitch 1947

April 18, 1947. Photograph of President Truman throwing out the first ball of the 1947 baseball season at Washington’s Griffith Stadium, as Fleet Admiral Willam Leahy, Washington owner Clark Griffith, Washington manager Ossie Bluege, and New York Yankees manager Bucky Harris look on.