Obama to Toss Ceremonial 1st Pitch in D.C.

President Barack Obama winds up and throws the ceremonial first pitch to National League's Albert Pujols of the St. Louis Cardinals during the MLB All-Star baseball game in St. Louis, Tuesday, July 14, 2009. AP

The Washington Nationals say President Barack Obama will throw out the ceremonial first pitch at the team's opening day game April 5 against the Philadelphia Phillies.

The team says Monday it will mark the 100th anniversary of the first time a president tossed an opening day first pitch - William Howard Taft did it on April 14, 1910.

It also will be the first time Obama attends a game at Nationals Park.


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