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.
Joey Gallo took Greg Maddux’s daughter, Paige, to prom and the pic is just as epic pic.twitter.com/JPIEB5eP5N
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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.”
— Greg Maddux (@gregmaddux) April 3, 2021
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