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Lynn Hummel: The presidents are pitchers

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On April 15, 1910, 320 pound William Howard Taft, the 27th President of the United States, a genuine baseball fan, made history. He did something that no president had ever done before — not Washington, not Jefferson, not Lincoln and not Teddy Roosevelt — the famous four who were later to be chiseled in stone on Mount Rushmore.  Taft threw out the first pitch at the season’s baseball opener at Griffith Stadium in Washington, D.C.

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