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Bill Clinton
1993 Triple Play #32 President Bill Clinton

William Jefferson Clinton born William Jefferson Blythe III

Bill Clinton served five terms as the Governor of Arkansas before becoming the 42nd President of the United States. In 1993, he became the first President to throw the first pitch from the pitcher's mound. On October 27, 1998, he signed the Curt Flood Act overturning part of baseball's 70-year-old antitrust exemption and putting baseball on a par with other professional sports on labor matters. The Flood Act overrode part of the Federal Baseball ruling, which exempted baseball from antitrust laws on grounds that it was not interstate commerce. That exemption deprived baseball players of protections enjoyed by other professional athletes and that players' association blamed for contributing to baseball's eight work stoppages since 1972.

Clinton grew up a St. Louis Cardinals fan, while his wife was a Chicago Cubs fan.

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Preceded by
George H. W. Bush
United States President
1993 – 2001
Succeeded by
George W. Bush
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