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Church Leader Tosses First Pitch
at Dodgers Game

Elder Jeffrey R. Holland, a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, threw out the first pitch at the Los Angeles Dodgers game Friday night.

Elder Holland Dodgers Pitch

Photo by Erik Isakson

The 28th of June was Mormon Night at Dodger Stadium, an annual event sponsored by the Dodgers for over 30 years and the organization’s largest community event. An estimated 5,000 Church members attended Friday’s game against the Philadelphia Phillies. Elder Holland’s pitch was caught by Elder Kevin S. Hamilton of the Church’s Second Quorum of the Seventy.

Elder Holland Kids Dodgers Game

Photo by Nathan Petty

“Mormon night” special events have also been hosted by teams such as the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, San Francisco Giants, San Diego Padres, Seattle Mariners and Boston Red Sox.

See more photos of the event.

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