Santa Maria's Mark Andersen will soon have May 6 etched in his heart forever: He’ll throw out the first pitch inside Dodger Stadium. Andersen, who lost both legs in a boating incident at Lake Nacimento nearly 20 years ago, will throw out the first pitch when the National League champion Dodgers host the Atlanta Braves that Monday evening, according to Achilles Prosthetics and Orthotics in Santa Maria. Andersen has lived locally since age 5. He and his father had a tradition of going to Dodger home games on Andersen’s birthdays until his father died in 2011 when Mark’s daughter, Megan, became the next family member to accompany him to Dodger games.

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