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Actress Geena Davis on the mound for first pitch at Salt Lake Bees game


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SALT LAKE CITY — Oscar-winning actress Geena Davis threw the first pitch at Friday's Salt Lake Bees game against the Sacramento River Cats.

Davis was in town to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the film, A League of Their Own, which she stars in. Following the game, fans could watch a free screening of the movie while sitting on the outfield grass.

The Bees' celebrity guest also participated in batting practice with the team, led the crowd in a round of "Take Me Out To the Ball Game" and other activities throughout the game.

Davis was there alongside famous members of the Utah Shamrocks fast-pitch softball team and oldest organized softball team, who were honored after the game. When asked by KSL's Carole Mikita, Donna Poll exclaimed her joy for the continued enjoyment of baseball by fans throughout Utah.

"We just loved playing together for that little time that we played together," Poll said.

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