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President Barack Obama has a predecessor, William Howard Taft, to thank for the spectacle he had to stare down Monday. Taft was the Commander In Chief that started the tradition of throwing out the first pitch 100 years ago at a Washington Senators game on April 14, 1910. Every leader of the free world has given it a go since except for Jimmy Carter. While others like Taft, Richard Nixon and Franklin D. Roosevelt took the easy way out by throwing the ball from their seat, Obama threw from the rubber -- a precedent established by Bill Clinton. Obama was following George W. Bush, arguably the best of the rawhide-tossing Presidents. So how did he fare against the other celebrity hurlers from Opening Day? Let's break down some video.Begin Slideshow ...

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