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First Pitch 

It was the first World Series after September 11 terrorist attacks and with the nation still worried about another terrorist attack President George W. Bush was tapped to throw out the ... See full summary »

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Angus Wall
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Episode credited cast:
Barbara Bush ... Herself
George W. Bush ... Himself
Laura Bush ... Herself
Andrew Card ... Himself
Billy Crystal ... Himself
Rudy Giuliani ... Himself (as Rudolph W. Giuliani)
Derek Jeter ... Himself
Condoleezza Rice ... Herself
George Tenet ... Himself
Joe Torre ... Himself
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It was the first World Series after September 11 terrorist attacks and with the nation still worried about another terrorist attack President George W. Bush was tapped to throw out the first pitch of Game 3 in New York. This program talks about the aftermath of the attack and how The Leader of the Free World helped the nation begin to heal with something as simple as a baseball. Features interviews with Condoleezza Rice, Mayor Rudolph Giuliani and the man himself, the 43rd President of the United States George W. Bush among others. Written by TheMovieSmith

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Documentary | Short

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TV-G
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11 September 2015 (USA) See more »

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Connections

Referenced in Mike & Mike: Episode dated 11 September 2015 (2015) See more »

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Great Look at The Pitch
20 September 2015 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

30 for 30 Shorts: First Pitch (2015)

**** (out of 4)

Excellent entry in the series takes a look at the September 11, 2001 attacks and how the country needed something to assure them that we were safe. That event happened to be at game 3 of the World Series as President George W. Bush was set to throw out the first pitch at Yankee Stadium. Bush is interviewed about his thoughts going into the event and we also hear from people around here including the Secret Service who were worried that there might be another attack planned.

If you're old enough to remember 9/11 and the aftermath then it's a good bet you remember Bush appearing at Ground Zero and putting his arm around the fireman. You probably also remember the moment at Yankee Stadium and we get a terrific behind- the-scenes look as the President talks about his thoughts going into the stadium and the fears that he had. Of course, there were also fears of him bouncing a pitch, which just wouldn't have went over well. We even get Derek Jeter talking about some warnings he gave Bush about the pitch. This is an excellent entry in the series that highlights what that moment in history was like.


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