10 Interesting Facts About William Taft

10. Play ball!

Taft was the first president to throw the first ball of baseball season, beginning a tradition that continues today. The game was a 1910 game between the Washington Senators and the Philadelphia Athletics. The Senators won 3-0.

9. Tone deaf

Taft was tone deaf and had to be nudged whenever the national anthem was played.

8. First to own a car

Taft was the first president to own a car. He converted the stables into a garage.

7. Last to have a cow

Taft was the last president to keep a cow at the White House to provide fresh milk. Her name was Pauline. Continue reading “10 Interesting Facts About William Taft”