President William Howard Taft didn’t want to offend either set of St. Louis baseball fans so, on this day, he covered all his bases, attending part of the Cardinals game at Robison Field – even throwing out the first pitch and watching the Cards take a commanding lead – then scooting over to Sportsman’s Park for the rest of the Browns game.

The Cards trounced the Reds, and Taft stayed till the last out of the AL matchup with the Indians, which was called for darkness and ended in a 3-3 tie after 14 innings of play. 

This post was contributed by Ross Malone. A historian and a retired school teacher, Ross has authored many books about Missouri’s history, weird facts, and folk tales. He has also written children’s historical fiction. Visit his website, and buy his books in the Missouri Life store.

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