MR says: Following the death of Freddie Gray, who died in police custody, riots broke out in Baltimore, Maryland. Hundreds were arrested and hundreds of businesses were damaged. In order to help repair the damage and rift left in the city, one LDS leader decided to use baseball as a way to bring faith communities together.
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In an effort to demonstrate the power of love and unity, three prominent members of the Baltimore faith community stood together on the mound for the ceremonial first pitch of the Orioles vs. Twins game on August 21.
Nearly 4,000 members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and their friends were on hand to witness the moment during the eighth annual LDS Family Night at Camden Yards.
But something was different this year, and Baltimore Maryland Stake President Michael Brady felt inspired to make a change.