Today Is The Fifteenth Anniversary Of President Bush's Epic World Series First Pitch

Christine Rousselle
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Posted: Oct 30, 2016 6:00 PM
Today Is The Fifteenth Anniversary Of President Bush's Epic World Series First Pitch

Fifteen years ago today, President George W. Bush threw one of the most statistically perfect first pitches in the history of baseball.

The pitch, at Yankee Stadium barely a month after terrorists attacked the city, was seen as a beacon of hope for a hurting nation. The crowd rang out in cheers of "U-S-A" after Bush threw a perfect strike down the center.

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For a deeper look at what went down behind the scenes to ensure that the pitch could even happen, check out ESPN Film's "30 for 30" episode First Pitch.