Katie Ledecky lets Bryce Harper hold all her medals
At Wednesday night’s Washington Nationals vs. Baltimore Orioles game in DC, District native Katie Ledecky took the mound to throw out the opening pitch. Before winding up, however, Ledecky was kind enough to let Bryce Harper—the Nationals’ MVP award winning right fielder hold her medals. Arms outstretched, Harper accepted medal after gold medal while Ledecky prepared her pitch. Which, of course, she nailed.
On Wednesday night, American Olympic swimmer Katie Ledecky threw out the first pitch at the Washington Nationals’ home game against the Baltimore Orioles. She brought her medals from the Rio Olympics, four gold, one silver, with her out onto the field. This posed a problem when she needed to throw the ball, so she handed them to the Nationals’ Bryce Harper, who was only too happy to oblige.
This is the second time Ledecky has thrown out the pitch at Nationals Park. The Associated Press reports that her first was following the 2012 Olympic Games in London, where, at the age of 15, she won the 800-m freestyle.