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Bellinger makes a pitch for dad in All-Star game's Home Run Derby

Bellinger makes a pitch for dad in All-Star game's Home Run Derby

Cody Bellinger said Thursday that he has been invited to participate in the All-Star game’s Home Run Derby but that he would not accept unless his father can be there to pitch to him.

“If he can’t throw, I won’t do it,” Bellinger said.

Bellinger’s father, Clay, is a former major league infielder and current firefighter in Gilbert, Ariz., a suburb of Phoenix. Cody Bellinger said his father needs to see if he can adjust his work shifts in order to fly to Miami for the derby July 10.

“It would be a pretty cool experience for my dad,” Bellinger said.

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