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

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Posted: Oct 30, 2016 6:00 PM

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.

Watch here:

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.