Los Angeles Dodgers slugger Joey Gallo went to high school in Las Vegas and, according to a story the world was recently given a refresh on thanks to the Dodger Stadium scoreboard, he very much lived a wild and crazy life commensurate with that upbringing.
Back in high school, Gallo was one of many local athletes who made national news, alongside Bryce Harper and Kris Bryant in similar classes. Gallo was a High School All-American at Bishop Gorman, and signed a national letter of intent to play for LSU because of his prowess both at the dish and on the mound.
Yes, Gallo used to pitch and appears to have been fairly talented — at least, on prom night.
Maybe it was the extra juice from the special occasion, but according to a Dodgers scoreboard graphic posted this week, the Gold Glove outfielder once pitched a no-hitter, then took Hall of Famer Greg Maddux’s daughter Paige to prom the very same evening.
No word on whether or not he threw gas while wearing a corsage.
Dodgers’ Joey Gallo went to prom with Greg Maddux’s daughter
Imagine having to hear the, “Take care of my baby girl” speech, but it’s coming from Greg Maddux? The Mad Dog? Nobody had better command. I’m sure they never broke eye contact.
In case you were curious, yes, there is photo proof that Paige Maddux and Gallo attended prom together, unearthed by MLB Network. No confirmation on the no-hitter, but it’s more fun if you choose to believe no one embellished here.
What better way to prove your worth to one of the greatest arms of the ’90s than by dealing a no-no the very same day, a feat the remarkable Maddux never accomplished during his venerated big-league career?
Hopefully, the Dodgers have a garbage time victory over the next few weeks and Gallo gets a chance to flex his right arm and take over his buddy Hanser Alberto’s designated pitching spot. He won’t go all nine innings, so he can’t hurl a Full Maddux, but points for trying.