The Presidential First Pitch Won’t Happen At Yankee Stadium In August
Way back in 1910, President William Howard Taft became the first president to throw out the ceremonial first pitch of the Major League Baseball season. According to Wiki, former Japanese Prime Minister Ōkuma Shigenobu threw out the ceremonial first pitch at the first game of an American All-Star team's tour of Japan in 1908, but we're only looking at official games, not exhibitions.
Even if certain years were skipped, every president since Taft has kept the tradition alive, throwing out a pitch at either Opening Day, the All-Star Game or the World Series. However, the last time was in 2015 when former President George HW Bush was in Houston to throw out the first pitch before Game 3 of the American League Divisional Series against the Kansas City Royals.
Over the weekend, the sports world was buzzing over the return of Major League Baseball, and the President injected himself into the storylines. He was playing catch at the White House with former Yankee great and Hall of Famer Mariano Rivera, and sent a tweet saying he had been invited to throw out the ceremonial first pitch at Yankee Stadium on August 15th before a game between the Yankees and Red Sox. The message was not well-received by New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, but it's unlikely the Trump took de Blasio's feelings into consideration when he announced he would not be throwing out a first pitch in August, but instead "later in the season."
The President was loudly booed when he attended a World Series game in Washington DC last year, but with an empty stadium in the Bronx, there's no chance of that happening.