U.S. Presidents & Major League Baseball

Almost every single U.S. President has had some connection, good or bad, with our national pastime. Throwing the first pitch, hosting a team in the Oval Office, receiving a lifetime field pass and many other historic events have taken place with sitting presidents, future presidents and previous presidents. This section brings forth those historical moments where baseball and Presidents came together on the field.

"I wanted to be a real Major League baseball player, a genuine professional like Honus Wagner." - President Dwight Eisenhower (1953-1961)
The Presidents of the United States

And Their Connections to Major League Baseball

1 st
George Washington
1789-1797
2 nd
John Adams
1797-1801
3 rd
Thomas Jefferson
1801-1809
4 th
James Madison
1809-1817
No Data
5 th
James Monroe
1817-1825
No Data
6 th
John Quincy Adams
1825-1829
No Data
7 th
Andrew Jackson
1829-1837
No Data
8 th
Martin Van Buren
1837-1841
No Data
9 th
William Henry Harrison
1841-1841
No Data
10 th
John Tyler
1841-1845
No Data
11 th
James Polk
1845-1849
No Data
12 th
Zachary Taylor
1849-1850
No Data
13 th
Millard Fillmore
1850-1853
No Data
14 th
Franklin Pierce
1853-1857
No Data
15 th
James Buchanan
1857-1861
No Data
16 th
Abraham Lincoln
1861-1865
17 th
Andrew Johnson
1865-1869
18 th
Ulysses S. Grant
1869-1877
No Data
19 th
Rutherford B. Hayes
1877-1881
No Data
20 th
James A. Garfield
1881-1881
No Data
21 st
Chester A. Arthur
1881-1885
22 nd
Grover Cleveland
1885-1889
23 rd
Benjamin Harrison
1889-1893
24 th
Grover Cleveland
1893-1897
25 th
William McKinley
1897-1901
26 th
Theodore Roosevelt
1901-1909
27 th
William H. Taft
1909-1913
28 th
Woodrow Wilson
1913-1921
29 th
Warren Harding
1921-1923
30 th
Calvin Coolidge
1923-1929
31 st
Herbert Hoover
1929-1933
32 nd
Franklin Roosevelt
1933-1945
33 rd
Harry S. Truman
1945-1953
34 th
Dwight Eisenhower
1953-1961
35 th
John F. Kennedy
1961-1963
36 th
Lyndon Johnson
1963-1969
37 th
Richard Nixon
1969-1974
38 th
Gerald Ford
1974-1977
39 th
Jimmy Carter
1977-1981
40 th
Ronald Reagan
1981-1989
41 st
George Bush
1989-1993
42 nd
William J. Clinton
1993-2001
43 rd
George W. Bush
2001-2009
44 th

Barack Obama
2009-2017

Quotations
45 th
Donald Trump
2017-Current

Attendance

Quotations
The Presidents of the United States

Additional Presidential Research with Major League Baseball

The Presidents of the United States & Baseball


President Harry Truman went to sixteen games while in office and he still holds the "Major League record" for games attended while in office.
President Warren Harding played with future players, owned a Minor League baseball team and saw the first Yankee Stadium shutout.
Did you know that President Richard Nixon researched, compiled and released to the media a total of ten All-Star teams?
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