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George W. Bush, George H.W. throw out first pitch before Game 5

It was a presidential affair Sunday night.

Former presidents George W. Bush and George H.W. Bush both participated in pregame festivities prior to Game 5 of the World Series.

George W. Bush threw out the ceremonial first pitch, while the elder Bush did the “Play ball!” honors prior to the Dodgers and Astros taking the field.

George W. Bush was a part-owner of the Rangers from 1989-1998.

The two former presidents and Texas natives threw out the first pitch together before Game 4 of the World Series between the Rangers and Giants in 2010.

President George H.W. Bush is introduced before game five of the World Series.

President George H.W. Bush is introduced before game five of the World Series.

(Troy Taormina/USA TODAY Sports)

George W. Bush also famously threw out the first pitch at Game 3 of the 2001 World Series, only a few weeks after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks occurred.

The pregame honor comes with a wave of controversy for the Bush family as multiple women have accused George H.W. Bush of sexual assault in recent days.

The 93-year-old’s spokesman Jim McGrath said in a statement to CNN that the former president “would never  under any circumstances  intentionally cause anyone distress.”

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