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Dodgers' Cody Bellinger Surprises Father and Son on Father's Day

Cody Bellinger Surprises Father and Son for Father's Day

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    Cody Bellinger Surprises Father and Son for Father's Day

    Cody Bellinger surprised Seth Grossman and his son, Paul, at the DICK'S Sporting Goods store in Tustin, CA ahead of the Dodgers Father's Day matchup against the Chicago Cubs. (Published Sunday, June 16, 2019)

    As Fathers across the country were honored on Sunday, Dodgers' outfielder Cody Bellinger decided to make one family's day extra special.

    Bellinger surprised Seth Grossman and his son, Paul, at the DICK'S Sporting Goods store in Tustin, CA ahead of the Dodgers Father's Day matchup against the Chicago Cubs.

    Grossman, who is the Northwood Little League President and coach, thought he was going to the store to go shopping with his son, but as the pair walked around the store, they stopped to watch someone hitting in the DICK's new batting cage.

    "Let's check out his form," said Grossman to his son. 

    After watching the impressive swing in action, the Father and son tandem was shocked when the man turned around and revelead himself to be the 2017 National League Rookie of the Year Winner, Cody Bellinger.

    Bellinger took the Grossmans inside the store's new batting cage and talked about his own relationship with his father, Clay Bellinger, a three-time World Series Champion and Cody's coach when he was in Little League.

    Bellinger played in the 2007 Little League World Series for the Chandler, AZ team that was coached by his father. Everything came full circle at the 2017 MLB All-Star Weekend, when the younger Bellinger asked his father to pitch to him during the Home Run Derby in Miami.

    At the conclusion of their visit, Bellinger surprised the Grossmans with tickets to the Father's Day game at Dodger Stadium against the Cubs.

    Bellinger is off to a historic start to the season, batting .355 with 22 home runs and 57 RBI.

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