Tag: William H. Taft

Apr 14

William H. Taft starts new tradition

Many great baseball traditions started here in the Nation’s Capital. One of the most famous of these traditions is throwing out the first pitch on opening day by the President of the United States. On April 14, 1910, William H. Taft started the tradition after umpire Billy Evans handed him the baseball. To the joy …

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Apr 17

This Day in D.C. Baseball History – April 14, 1910

Many great baseball traditions started here in the Nation’s Capital. One of the most famous of these traditions is throwing out the first pitch on opening day by the President of the United States. On April 14, 1910, William H. Taft started the tradition after umpire Billy Evans handed him the baseball. To the joy …

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