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Why Trump didn’t throw out the World Series first pitch

President Donald Trump attended game 5 of the World Series at Nationals Park on Sunday, where he was booed by the crowd. Chris Cillizza reviews the history of US presidents and baseball and delves into why Trump didn’t throw out the ceremonial first pitch.

SOURCES AND FURTHER READING:
From Taft to Trump: Scouting presidential first pitches
https://es.pn/2pX4BK1

The Nationals Are Putting the Wrong Coolidge on the Field
https://bit.ly/2MZvkil

Trump gets cheers, boos and ‘lock him up’ chants at World Series in DC
https://cnn.it/2MVoUjU

A history of booing the president at MLB games, from ‘we want beer’ to ‘lock him up’
https://wapo.st/32XmEhQ

The president who hated baseball
https://wapo.st/31UGLfo

Ceremonial first pitches are Trump’s latest broken presidential tradition
https://cnn.it/2WliA8E

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