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Ellen French

Q: What was the lowest-seeded team ever to win the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament?

A: While in recent years the Villanova men’s basketball team has enjoyed quite a bit of success, in 1985, Villanova, seeded eighth, defeated Georgetown to win the tournament. One notable member of Georgetown’s team was Patrick Ewing, a future NBA great. Villanova finished its improbable run to the national championship by beating Georgetown 66-64.

Q: Who was the first president of the U.S. to throw the ceremonial first pitch on opening day?

A: William Howard Taft. Originally, the guest threw a ball from the grandstand to the pitcher or catcher of the home team. At some point, this switched to the guest standing in front of the pitcher’s mound and throwing towards home. Other notable first pitches include ones from rapper Snoop Dogg for the L.A. Dodgers in 2008 and racecar driver Danica Patrick for the Chicago Cubs in 2006.

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