On April 4, 1989 — Barbara Bush, wife of the 41st president of the United States becomes the first First Lady to throw out the ceremonial first pitch at a major league game. George’s spouse and the mother of George W., the managing general partner of the Rangers, does the honors on Opening Day at Arlington Stadium before Texas’ 4-0 victory over Detroit.

 


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Baseball Reference April 4
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