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)
And Their Connections to Major League Baseball
Additional Presidential Research with Major League 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?