Picture of the Day: 44 and 24

In the days leading up to the Presidential Inauguration (which is today), the Baseball Continuum will be posting pictures celebrating the relation between the presidency and baseball. These are not meant to be an endorsement of either side of the political aisle nor the policies of any of the men featured within, merely a celebration of the close connection between America’s leader and America’s game.

President Obama threw out the first pitch of the 2009 All-Star Game, but on the way Air Force One had another distinguished passenger: Willie Mays.

This image is from the White House Flickr stream and is a work of the US Government, making it free to use with this caveat:

This official White House photograph is being made available for publication by news organizations and/or for personal use printing by the subject(s) of the photograph. The photograph may not be manipulated in any way or used in materials, advertisements, products, or promotions that in any way suggest approval or endorsement of the President, the First Family, or the White House.

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