The ultimate ringer: Former MLB pitcher Jeremy Hellickson helps friends on slow pitch softball team

There was one out in the top of the fourth inning when Jordan Loebig stepped to the plate on Monday night. 

Loebig, a slugger for The Station on Ingersoll’s slow pitch softball team, had already belted two home runs in the first game of that night’s doubleheader. Not wanting to give him a shot at a third, the opposing pitcher opted for an intentional walk, loading the bases for the No. 9 hitter

This wasn’t your typical No. 9 hitter, though. Stepping to the plate was Des Moines, Iowa, native Jeremy Hellickson, who just wrapped up a long career as one of the most successful major league players to come out of Iowa. Hellickson, a right-handed pitcher, won the Rookie of the Year Award, a Gold Glove and is coming off a World Series championship season with the Washington Nationals.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/mlb/2020/07/18/jeremy-hellickson-slow-pitch-softball-team/5460003002/

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