Teams named after historic Negro League teams

Updated: June 26, 2005, 7:10 PM ET
Associated Press

WASHINGTON -- President Bush and two dozen kids from inner-city teams kicked off the fifth season of White House T-ball Sunday on the South Lawn.

The president performed the equivalent of throwing out the first pitch when he leaned over, placed a ball on the tee at home plate and shouted, "Play ball!"

The one-inning game set the Jackie Robinson South Ward Little League Black Yankees of Newark, N.J., against the South Side Little League Memphis Red Sox from Chicago. The teams ...

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