President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, second counselor in the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons), threw out the first pitch at a recent Los Angeles Dodgers baseball game.
In what has become an annual tradition, more than 8,000 Latter-day Saints enjoyed a nice evening at California’s Dodger Stadium for Mormon Night with the Dodgers. The more than 25-year tradition was continued Friday, 29 June 2012.
The highlight of the evening came when President Uchtdorf threw out the ceremonial first pitch. The crowd greeted him with a loud cheer as his name was announced.
The pitch was caught by Elder William Reynolds, a Seventy in the Church. Honorary umpire Kevin Hamilton, director of the Southern California Public Affairs Council, called the pitch a strike.