William Howard Taft was President of the United States during the early 20th century. He was noted for his immense weight.[1]

The town of Hartsfield's Landing first predicted the winner of the United States presidential election during Taft's presidential run.[2]

As President, Taft was heavily involved in the growing sport of baseball. He was the founder of the seventh inning stretch.[3] In 1910, Taft was the first President to throw out the first pitch at a Washington Senators game.[4]


  1. "I hope they made fatty practice." from Memorial Day
  2. "Hartsfield has accurately predicted the winner in every Presidential election since William Howard Taft." from Hartsfield's Landing
  3. "William Howard Taft, who was the founder of the seventh inning stretch wherein we sing 'Take Me Out to the Ballgame'" from Hartsfield's Landing
  4. "First one to throw out the first pitch, William Howard Taft in 1910." from Memorial Day

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