President Donald Trump is the 45th President of the United States of America and his attendance at Major League ballgames, including first pitches, is documented below.
"When I was 17, I loved sports. I was always a good athlete. I played football, baseball, soccer. I wrestled. I think the thing I liked the best was baseball. I was captain of the baseball team. I was supposed to be a professional baseball player. Fortunately, I decided to go into real estate instead. I played first base and I also played catcher. I was a good hitter. I just had a good time." - President Donald Trump (MTV, When I was 17, 06/08/2010)
MLB Games Attended by President Trump While In Office
MLB Games President Trump Was Scheduled to Attended While In Office
When President Trump first took office in 2017, he was asked to throw out the first pitch for the Nationals , on Opening Day ( box score ). It was never scheduled because the White House declined the invitation due to a scheduling conflict.
Did you know that Donald Trump was a power-hitting star first baseman in high school who was scouted by both the Philadelphia Phillies and Boston Red Sox? Before that, at age 12, Trump wrote the following poem that was published in his school's yearbook:
When the score is 5-5, I feel like I could cry.
And when they get another run, I feel like I could die.
Then the catcher makes an error, not a bit like Yogi Berra .
The game is over and we say tomorrow is another day.
On April 14, 2020, President Trump, during his coronavirus press conference said, "We have to get our sports back. I'm tired of watching baseball games that are fourteen years old."