President Uchtdorf throws first pitch at Dodgers game

Published: Thursday, July 5 2012 3:00 p.m. MDT

President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, second counselor in the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, poses with primary children.

Courtesy photo

LOS ANGELES — President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, second counselor in the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, threw the first pitch at a recent Los Angeles Dodgers baseball game.

Following a 25-year tradition, more than 8,000 Latter-day Saints gathered at California’s Dodger Stadium for Mormon Night with the Dodgers on June 29.

The crowd greeted President Uchtdorf with a loud cheer as his name was announced. The pitch was caught by Elder William Reynolds, a member of the Quorum of the Seventy. Honorary umpire Kevin Hamilton, director of the church's Southern California Public Affairs Council, called the pitch a strike.

To read more, visit mormonnewsroom.org.

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