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Elder David A. Bednar of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles paid a visit to Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California on June 27.

Elder Bednar was invited to throw the ceremonial first pitch as part of the annual Mormon Night, a long-running community event that drew thousands of members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to the stadium this year.

Elder Bednar is among six other current LDS leaders who have thrown first pitches in recent years.

Click through this list to learn more about the other leaders who have taken the pitcher's mound.

2014
Erik Isakson, LDS Church News

Elder David A. Bednar of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles threw the ceremonial first pitch June 27, 2014, for Mormon Night at Dodger Stadium.

Mormon Night, an event the Dodger organization has held for more than 30 years, drew more than 4,500 LDS Church and community members, according to mormonnewsroom.org.

2014
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Susan Bednar (center) joined her husband for the event, and Elder Jerry L. Garns of the Quorum of the Seventy (left) caught Elder Bednar's pitch.

2014
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Primary-age children joined Dodgers players, Elder Bednar and Elder Garns on the field before the game and received signed baseballs.

2014
Mormon Newsroom

As part of the Mormon Night at which Elder Bednar appeared, LDS actor Kirby Heyborne and Emmy Award-winning television and film editor Erik Christensen sang the national anthem.

2013
Erik Isakson, Mormon Newsroom

Elder Jeffrey R. Holland threw the first pitch for Mormon Night at Dodger Stadium on June 28, 2013.

2013
Nathan Petty, Mormon Newsroom

Elder Kevin S. Hamilton of the Quorum of the Seventy caught Elder Holland's ceremonial first pitch on June 28, 2013.

2013
Erick Isakson, Mormon Newsroom

Elder Holland's wife, Patricia, accompanied him to the June 28 Los Angeles Dodgers game against the Philadelphia Phillies.

2013
Nathan Perry, Mormon Newsroom

About 5,000 LDS Church members attended the June 28 event, according to a mormonnewsroom.org article.

2012
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President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, second counselor in the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, threw out the first pitch on Mormon Night at the Los Angeles Dodgers baseball game on June 29, 2012.



2012
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The annual tradition drew more than 8,000 members of the LDS Church, according to mormonnewsroom.org.

2012
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Elder William Reynolds (left), a member of the Quorum of the Seventy, received the pitch from President Uchtdorf.

Kevin Hamilton (right), director of the Southern California Public Affairs Council and honorary umpire, declared the pitch a strike.

2012
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California Latter-day Saint Ronald Nelsen (left) was honored for working for the Dodgers as a food vendor for the 54 years the team has been in Los Angeles.

2012
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Alex Boye, a Latter-day Saint and former member of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, sang the national anthem for Mormon Night with the Dodgers the same evening that President Uctdorf threw out the first pitch.

2011
Mormon Newsroom

Elder Quentin L. Cook of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles threw out the ceremonial first pitch at Mormon Night at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California, on July 22, 2011.

2011
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Children from local Primary organizations joined Dodgers players on the field before the game, and they were each given a signed baseball, according to a Mormon Newsroom article.

2011
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More than 4,200 LDS Church and community members attended the event at which Elder Cook appeared.

The LDS band Joshua Creek performed the national anthem before the game.

2009
Associated Press

Elder M. Russell Ballard of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles threw out the first pitch to Elder John Dalton, a member of the Quorum of the Seventy, at Dodger Stadium on Aug. 6, 2009.

2009
Deseret News Archives

Two members of the LDS Church performed at the event. Shea Owens (third from right) sang the national anthem, and JoDee Stott (second from right) sang "God Bless America" during the seventh-inning stretch, according to an LDS Church News article.

2007
Sonja Eddings Brown, LDS Church News

Elder Robert D. Hales threw the ceremonial first pitch to Area Seventy Elder Nelson D. Cordova on July 19, 2007, for Mormon Night at Dodger Stadium.

Elder Hales was the starting pitcher for his high school baseball team, according to lds.org.

2004
Brian Palmer, LDS Church News

Elder L. Tom Perry threw the ceremonial first pitch before a Boston Red Sox game May 8, 2004, for LDS Day.

About 2,000 members of the LDS Church attended the event, along with seven of Elder Perry's grandchildren and two of his children, according to an LDS Church News article.

"It was one of those magic-moment experiences that you don't think you'll ever have," Elder Perry told the LDS Church News.