Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Obama To Throw Out First All-Star pitch

By Alden Gonzalez /

President Barack Obama will throw out the ceremonial first pitch for the 2009 All-Star Game at Busch Stadium in St. Louis on July 14, Major League Baseball announced on Tuesday.

Obama will be the fourth U.S. president to throw out the first pitch in the Midsummer Classic -- joining John F. Kennedy (1962), Richard Nixon ('70) and Gerald Ford ('76 and '78) -- and will be the seventh president to attend an All-Star Game. The first was Franklin D. Roosevelt, in 1937.

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