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    Signed President William Howard Taft Cut on Notebook Page with "All-America" Team Articles on Back. It was baseball's opening day in 1910 when a new tradition was born. William Taft would throw out the ceremonial first pitch. It has become an annual event ever since. Our offered piece is of approx. 8" x 8.5" school notebook paper with four pictures and articles about that day in 1910 including one confirming Walter Johnson has sent the baseball to Taft for him to autograph. In addition to those is a very nice cut signature of the then president in vintage fountain pen. The back has articles about the 1869 Cincinnati Red Stockings and the "Grand national All-America base ball Team. Encapsulated JSA/Beckett Authentic. JSA cert #B64889.

    Another tradition might have started that day as well. In the seventh inning, President Taft stood up to stretch his knees. The crowd didn't was show any disrespect to the President so they stood up and joined him. It is believed that was the first "Seventh Inning Stretch" in baseball history.

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