One of the more enduring aspects of Baseball in America is its' ties to politics. As always, the Commander and Chief will be throwing out the first pitch in Washington this afternoon. This is a long held tradition that dates back exactly 100 years. In 1910 President William Taft became the first President to throw out a ceremonial first pitch.
In honor of this fine tradition, check out TPM's photo archive of some Presidents and Baseball; including the below pic of a youthful Dwight D. Eisenhower. He is second on the right on the top row.