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In honor of Barack Obama's Tweet -- and Opening Day -- here's every president since FDR pitching a baseball

Earlier today, leader of the free world -- and, more importantly, diehard White Sox fan -- Barack Obama tweeted this photo of himself celebrating Opening Day. We love everything about this picture, not least of all the dad jeans.

Admittedly, a killer fastball isn't a strict job requirement of the nation's highest office -- but maybe it should be. Who wouldn't rather watch an inter-party playoff game than an umpteenth primary debate? As the latest stage in our ongoing campaign to make Opening Day a national holiday, we present to you a photo of each of our presidents since FDR throwing a pitch ... some with better form than others. 

Franklin Delano Roosevelt

FDR

 

Harry S. Truman (The "S" stands for "strikeout.")

Truman

 

Dwight Eisenhower

Eisenhower

 

John F. Kennedy

JFK

 

Lyndon Johnson

LBJ

 

Richard Nixon

Nixon

 

Gerald Ford

Ford

 

Jimmy Carter

Carter

 

Ronald Reagan (Fun facts: in his Hollywood days, Reagan starred as Hall of Fame pitcher Grover Cleveland Alexander in 1952's The Winning Team, and back in the 1930's, he announced Cubs games on the radio.)

Reagan

 

George H. W. Bush

H.W. Bush

 

Bill Clinton

Clinton

 

George W. Bush (You're no doubt aware that Dubya was a co-owner of the Texas Rangers, but did you know that he also instituted a T-ball league on the White House South Lawn?)

W. Bush

-- Molly Fitzpatrick / MLB.com

(Photos via Getty, U.S. News, Politico, The Telegraph)