Bush approached the mound in an FDNY pullover with a bulletproof vest underneath. He threw a perfect strike over home plate, and embraced Yankees manager Joe Torre and Diamondbacks manager Bob Brenly.
President Donald Trump recently claimed he was going to throw the first pitch at a New York Yankees game in August, which surprised the team's staff, who said an invitation was never officially extended.
The MLB has expanded its postseason for the first time in eight years with the number of playoff teams rising from 10 to 16.
The shortened 60-game regular season begins on Thursday night and bookmakers believe it could favor underdogs.
The Yankees secured the right-hander's services by signing him to a record nine-year deal worth $324 million.
The New York Yankees, Los Angeles Angels and Los Angeles Dodgers are the front-runners to sign the 29-year-old in free agency.
The Yankees are reportedly set to meet both pitchers, who are expected to be most sought-after players of this year's free agent class.
Keeping with tradition, President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania hosted the Washington, D.C.-based team at the White House.
It's the capital's first World Series title in nearly a century—a fact not lost on Trump, who didn't cancel the meet and greet despite potential dropouts from players, plus boos from fans at Nationals Park last week.
"At the end of the day, as much as I wanted to be there with my teammates and share that experience with my teammates, I can't do it. I just can't do it," Nats closer Sean Doolittle told The Washington Post.
On Saturday, fans will celebrate the Washington Nationals' historic World Series victory in the streets of Washington, D.C.
When an ad for Trump's 2020 Presidential campaign flashed across a screen at Nationals Park in Washington D.C., fans began to jeer and some echoed the "lock him up" chants heard at Game 5 of the World Series.
The Nationals defeated the Astros in Game 7 in Houston to become the first team in World Series history to win four games on the road.
The Nationals snapped a three-game losing streak with a 7-2 win in Houston to force the World Series to Game 7.
The MLB championship will air its final game on FOX tonight.
How to get a free taco from Taco Bell today in celebration of the first stolen base of the World Series 2019.
The Nationals have Max Scherzer back available for Game 7—and could Houston turn to Gerrit Cole after Zack Greinke?
Astros have won all three games in Washington and are now one win away from securing a second title in three years.
No team in the history of the World Series has ever won the title by winning all four games on the road.
"I was the one who thought the president should go to the game," Fox News' Dana Perino said. "I never thought he would get booed. I thought Americans won't do that, Americans would cheer."
U.S. Army veterans Alan Pitts and Naveed Shah told Newsweek that their statement at Game 5 of the World Series was an effort to show the president "vets are not on his side."
Democratic Senator Chris Coons denounced World Series attendees who chanted "lock him up" at President Donald Trump Sunday night, saying he hopes Democrats won't do this at future conventions or 2020 rallies.
Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski also said the chants were "un-American" and labeled calls for political opponents to be locked up "fascist" tactics.
Washington Nationals and Houston Astros fans cheered and applauded as players stepped up to their bases. But the atmosphere turned when President Trump appeared on the jumbotron.
The restaurateur got a rousing reception as he threw the ceremonial first pitch, but Donald Trump was loudly booed by fans at Nationals Park.
The Nationals look for a first World Series win in front of their fans on Sunday, when the capital hosts Game 5 of the Fall Classic with the series even at 2-2.
The Spanish-American chef has long criticized President Donald Trump's policies and their respective companies have sued each other before.
For only the second time since 1996 and for only the fifth in the history of the World Series both teams have won their first two road games.
The Astros look to even the series as the teams square off again Saturday in Game 4 of the 2019 World Series.
The Fall Classic moves to Washington on Friday with the Nationals needing two wins to secure a first ever World Series title.