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[VIDEO] Apr. 13, 1964 | LBJ Throws Out First Pitch of Baseball Season

Apr. 13, 1964 - Behind the one-hit pitching of Ken McBride and Julio Navarro, plus the booming bat of big Joe Adcock, the Los Angeles Angels spoiled the Presidential opener for 40,145 fans in Washington this afternoon by skunking the Senators, 4-0. Performing the traditional rite which dates back to 1910, President Johnson threw out the first ball. When Los Angeles manager Bill Rigney and Washington manager Gil Hodges were presented to the Commander-in-Chief, Rigney said: “Remember, Mr. President, you shouldn’t root for Gil all afternoon — there are a lot of Democrats in California.” The President replied: “You probably have a point there — I may have to even it up.”

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