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Dodgers Scoreboard Reveals Wild Joey Gallo Story Involving a Hall Of Famer’s Daughter

Most people go through life without ever throwing a no-hitter or taking Greg Maddux’s daughter, Paige, to the prom. Dodgers outfielder Joey Gallo isn’t most people, though, so he did both.

On the same day.

On April 14, 2012, Gallo went up against highly ranked Gloucester Catholic in the finals of the Bishop Gorman Easter Classic, and the flame-throwing Gallo hurled a no-no to win the tournament for his Bishop Gorman Gaels.

That night, Gallo went to prom with Paige Maddux.

The Dodgers scoreboard isn’t the first time this story has been told. In fact, Vin Scully mentioned it just before Gallo homered off Clayton Kershaw in Gallo’s rookie year in 2015.

During spring training last year, Gallo was on MLB Network talking about the experience.

“It was pretty intimidating, I’m not going to lie. We actually had a game earlier that day and I pitched, and I threw a no-hitter that day. And I ended up going to prom later that night with Paige Maddux. So it was an interesting day, it was really fun.

“Showing up and having to talk to Greg for 20 minutes before taking his daughter to prom was pretty nerve-racking for a 17-year-old.”

Mr. Maddux tweeted out the video of Gallo’s MLB Network conversation, jokingly referring to it as “one of Joey Gallo’s earliest strikeouts.”

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Jeff Snider

Jeff was born into a Dodgers family in Southern California and is now raising a Dodgers family of his own in Utah. During his previous career as an executive at a technology company, he began writing about baseball in his spare time. After leaving corporate America in 2014, he started doing it professionally. Jeff wrote and edited for Baseball Essential for years before joining Dodgers Nation. He's also the co-host of the Locked On Dodgers podcast, a daily podcast that brings the smart fan's perspective on our Boys in Blue. Jeff has a degree in English from Brigham Young University. Favorite Player: Clayton Kershaw Favorite Moment: Kirk Gibson's homer will always have a place, but Kershaw's homer on Opening Day 2013 might be the winner.

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