**FILE** In this 1912 black-and-white photo, President William Howard Taft is seen throwing out the first ball on opening day for baseball, to start the season for the Washington Senators in Washington. (Associated Press)

**FILE** In this 1912 black-and-white photo, President William Howard Taft is seen throwing out the first ball on opening day for baseball, to start the season for the Washington Senators in Washington. (Associated Press)