Bellinger shared the video on his Instagram page on Friday, making the surprise drop-in in Tustin. He had a meet and greet with the coach and his son, a hitting lesson and tickets to the Dodgers’ Father’s Day game against the Chicago Cubs.
The right fielder explained in the video why it was important for him to make the appearance.
“My dad is the reason why I am the man I am today – on the field and off the field,” he said.
The video showed the young batter stepping in the cage and quickly impressing Cody Bellinger
“I’m not even going to lie, that’s a really good swing,” Bellinger said.
At the end of the video, the father expressed his astonishment.
“We had no clue!” he said.
Bellinger is on track to having an MVP-type season. He’s among the National League leaders in home runs with 22 and is leading the majors with a .360 batting average to go along with a 1.156 OPS.
By Ryan Gaydos