TRIVIAL PURSUITS: What U.S. President Passed on a First Pitch?

April 6, 2010 ( - On the first day of the 1910 baseball season, William Howard Taft became the first American president to throw the ceremonial first pitch.

Since then, every sitting U.S. president has thrown at least one ceremonial first ball for Opening Day, the All-Star Game, or the World Series – except one.  Which U.S. president has broken with that tradition?   


President Jimmy Carter (who, it should be noted, has thrown out ceremonial first balls since he left office).