The first professional baseball team was formed in 1869. By then, the sport already had begun to capture the imagination of American people, including a succession of United States presidents.
But baseball, which soon became known as the "national pastime," wasn’t the only sport the most powerful men in the country enjoyed during their time in office.
Over the last 150 years, U.S. presidents have embraced sports across the spectrum. Some of them even were elite athletes themselves.
Here’s a look at the history of U.S. presidents and sports, from Abraham Lincoln to Donald Trump.