According to everyone on the field (I was watching from the stands with my
family), the pitcher told Elder Burrup after the pitch, "I'll see you
back here soon!" Definitely a memory that will last a lifetime. And it
couldn't happen to a kinder, more humble missionary.
Can't wait to see that 90 mph fastball in Provo!!!! Keep up the great work
Another reason I love the Orioles.
Nice article! Thanks for serving, Elder Burrup!Frank Robinson, Boog
Powell, Brooks Robinson...those were the days (not to overlook Jackie Robinson,
Jim Palmer, Cal Ripken Jr and others)
Wonderful story and a wonderful young man!
I'm curious how Elder Burrup was selected to throw the opening pitch. Did
someone in the Orioles organization know his story? Did his mission president
arrange for it? It's cool that he got to do it, but I'm just wondering
how it came to be. Does anyone know?
@AndrewPThe mission was able to suggest someone and the team loved
Elder Burrup's story. We just wish they would have let him throw a 90 MPH
@AndrewP Just to add to Jason Wright's explanation, LDS Night with the
Orioles is hosted by the Baltimore Stake, and because they sell so many tickets,
the Orioles allow them to choose who will throw the first pitch. It's
interesting because Elder Burrup is so humble that he has never told anyone in
the mission about his skills, but his Mission President knew, and that's
how it all fell into place.
What a wonderful young man, truly a role model in today's turbulent world.
This is a fantastic story. Great Job, D-News!
I have watched Elder Burrup play many a game against his foes from the Idaho
Falls area. It was a challenge because if he was pitching, you knew if you had
a chance, you had to keep it close. When he was hitting, and I mean hitting
because he would get on base with a hit almost every time. It's good to
see him serving as a missionary. He's a huge "get" for the BYU
These are the kinds of stories we like to read!
I wonder who told the Mission President about his baseball merits. Glad to see
the "good word" is getting around in more ways than one!It
was great to further see that he is going to attend BYU. Great story.Go Cougars!
Excellent job Elder Burrup!! Wait to serve the Lord! Awesome story.
I'm a huge Orioles fan. Where can I get one of those ties?
I served in the Washington D.C. Mission in the '70s when Baltimore was in
the mission. The Orioles had a Mormon Night even back then. I gave my Mission
Pres a ride to the game in the old Memorial Stadium. Jim Palmer pitched for the
Orioles that night, but they got beat by the Twins.
Great Story Des. News Thank you! Go Orioles and Go Cougs! And Go Elder Burrup -
what a stud!
Now THAT was a cool story!Work hard, Elder!, both in the mission
field and on the baseball field and God will bless you forever.Good