President Obama dons White Sox hat

April, 5, 2010
4/05/10
4:10
PM CT
WASHINGTON -- A hundred years after President William Howard Taft started a baseball tradition with a low ceremonial first pitch, President Barack Obama went in the other direction Monday, sailing a high, wide toss at the Washington Nationals' home opener against the Philadelphia Phillies.

Just as Taft's toss forced pitcher Walter Johnson to make an athletic play, Obama's required Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman to lunge to prevent a wild pitch.

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TEAM LEADERS

BA LEADER
Jose Abreu
BA HR RBI R
.312 33 96 70
OTHER LEADERS
HRJ. Abreu 33
RBIJ. Abreu 96
RJ. Abreu 70
OPSJ. Abreu .973
WC. Sale 10
ERAC. Sale 2.03
SOC. Sale 165