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David Price, Boston Red Sox, 2019

David Price joins fellow Red Sox teammates Mookie Betts, Jackie Bradley Jr., Rafael Devers and Hector Velasquez that will miss the White House ceremony for the team’s 2018 World Series win.

Pro teams, athletes that skipped the White House

Politics haven’t always influenced a team’s invitation to the White House. Sometimes athletes had prior obligations, family matters, but the recent trend is to buck the current administration. Here is a brief history of professional champion teams that skipped a trip to the White House.