Trump 'in talks' to throw first pitch at Washington Nationals' Opening Day


According to a new POLITICO report, the president could potentially be seen on the mound come Opening Day, continuing a longstanding presidential tradition.

President Trump is reportedly "in talks" to throw the ceremonial first pitch at the Washington Nationals' Nationals Park on Opening Day, according to Luke Russert dispatch seen in Tuesday's POLITICO Playbook.

While Trump previously participated in the baseball tradition in 2006 when he threw the first pitch at the start of a game Boston Red Sox-New York Yankees game at Fenway Park, this would be his first time doing so as president.

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America's 27th commander in chief, President William Howard Taft, was reportedly the first to participate in the Major League Baseball ceremony when he threw a baseball from the stands of Washington's Griffith Stadium. Every president since -- except former President Jimmy Carter -- has aimed a first pitch at home plate to kick off a new MLB season. Even Carter threw out MLB first pitches, including one at a 1992 World Series game, they just weren't during an Opening Day game.

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As for who holds the record for most Opening Day pitches, that would be Franklin Delano Roosevelt, who threw out eight first pitches between 1933 and 1941. Harding, Kennedy, Hoover and George H. W. Bush have perfect scores for never missing a first pitch during their respective terms; and Dwight David Eisenhower participated in seven of the eight MLB openers he saw during his two terms as president.

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