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Boys and Girls club members will throw out World Series first pitch

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(KTVI) - Ever wonder who threw out the "first" first pitch before a baseball game? We can answer that:  It was President William Howard Taft in 1910.

He did it when asked by the Washington Nationals manager and it became an Opening Day presidential tradition.  Ronald Reagan was the first to throw it from the pitcher's mound.

And today, it continues at every game, including the World Series where it's really an honor.

That honor will go to Amanda Richardson on Sunday and Eric Davis, Jr. on Tuesday.  Both leaders came up through the ranks at the Herbert Hoover Boys and Girls Club of Greater St. Louis.