Yankee Stadium

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Yankee Stadium, 2001


President Bush inspires nation by throwing out first pitch of World Series Game 3 after 9/11.

Beforehand, Derek Jeter warned Bush not to bounce the pitch "or they'll boo you." Not to worry. Many presidents have thrown out the first pitch before a big game, but none showed such good form as when Bush fired a strike to home -- and to American pride.