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Trump intends to uphold tradition of presidents and baseball

9 months 2 weeks 1 day ago Saturday, October 26 2019 Oct 26, 2019 October 26, 2019 7:35 AM October 26, 2019 in News - AP Texas Headlines

By JONATHAN LEMIRE
Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) - President Donald Trump's plan to attend Game 5 of the World Series on Sunday will continue a rich tradition of intertwining the American presidency with America's pastime.

Trump, who hasn't thrown out a ceremonial first pitch since taking office, plans to arrive after the Washington Nationals and Houston Astros are underway and leave before the final out, in hopes of making his visit less disruptive to fans. That's according to Rob Manfred, baseball's commissioner.

While it'll be Trump's first time attending a major league game as president, he has deep ties to the sport.

He's a longtime New York Yankees fan who was spotted regularly at games in the Bronx. And he was high school player with enough talent that, he has said, he drew the attention of big-league scouts.

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