Cesmat – Bellinger Keeps On Giving To Hamilton Baseball

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It wasn’t just the “Belli Bomb” in Game 7 on Sunday night that made me want to write about the Dodgers Cody Bellinger.

I’ve heard for awhile now that he’s been taking care of those of who took care of him back at Chandler Hamilton High School. Mike Woods is the longtime head baseball coach of the Huskies. Woods was effusive in praise when we connected on Monday morning. 

“He has bought our guys gear, he regularly attends out alumni game and golf tournament. He provides memorabilia for us to sell, etc,” Woods said. 

What I’ve heard through the years about Bellinger’s days at Hamilton was him hitting just one home run his senior year. Woods bristles at the topic.

“It was the first year of the new bat regulations, where were a game changer for high school baseball,” he said. “Those bats he (Cody) used were dead, worse than wood.”

Clay Bellinger, Cody’s father, is still part of the Hamilton program. 






Media personality Brad Cesmat first rose to fame in Southern California with the launching of "The Mighty 690" all-sports radio station in the late 1980's and early 90's. Brad came to Arizona in 1993 to begin a 10-year run at KTAR Radio followed by nine years at KTVK-TV in Phoenix. Brad is the Founder/ CEO of Sports360AZ.com. His vision of multi platform content marketing through sports began in September of 2011. Cesmat has served on the Advisory Board for the Salvation Army for the last 18 years. He and his wife Chris have four children.