Trump plans to attend Game 5 of World Series

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump says he is planning to attend the World Series on Sunday if it goes to a Game 5.

The Washington Nationals and the Houston Astros are playing in the World Series, and Game 5 is scheduled for Sunday in Washington.

The Nationals have a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven series and could conceivably wrap it up with wins on Friday and Saturday.

Trump played high school baseball at the New York Military Academy and has thrown out the ceremonial first pitch at major league games. Asked if he would do so this time around, he joked that he would have to dress up with a lot of heavy armor and would look too heavy.

The president is a big New York Yankees fan who would often attend their games and sit near the dugout. He welcomed the Astros to the White House last year after they won the 2017 World Series and said their victory was even more special following the devastation Hurricane Harvey wrought on the Texas city.

Trump would be the first sitting president to attend a World Series game since George W. Bush threw out the ceremonial first pitch at Yankee Stadium before Game 3 in 2001. As the former controlling owner of the Texas Rangers, Bush knew several of the players involved.

Other presidents who attended a World Series game were Woodrow Wilson (1915), Calvin Coolidge (1924), Herbert Hoover (1929, 1930, 1931), Franklin Roosevelt (1933, 1936), Dwight Eisenhower (1956), Jimmy Carter (1979) and Ronald Reagan (1983).

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