March 31st, 2010
04:39 PM ET
5 years ago

Obama will take to mound for presidential tradition

A presidential tradition that dates 100 years will continue Monday.
A presidential tradition that dates 100 years will continue Monday.

(CNN) - A presidential tradition that dates 100 years will continue Monday: President Obama will throw out the first pitch before the Washington Nationals take on the Philadelphia Phillies.

John Odell, curator of history and research at the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York, said President William Howard Taft was the first to throw an Opening Day pitch in Washington in 1910.

"Washington has been the historic place for presidential first pitches," he said.

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