VIDEO: Remembering When Todd Helton Fooled the Cardinals With the Hidden Ball Trick

Zach Brunner
Todd Helton pulled off an awesome hidden ball trick.
Todd Helton pulled off an awesome hidden ball trick. / YouTube/MLB
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Todd Helton is a Colorado Rockies legend. A five-time All-Star and four-time Silver Slugger, Helton was unquestionably one of the best hitters of his generation. But don't overlook what he could do as a fielder. Helton was also a three-time Gold Glove Award winner.

One of his finest moments at first base came when Helton pulled off a bit of trickery, fooling Matt Carpenter with the classic hidden ball routine to get an easy out.

After the pitcher attempted to pick off the player on first base, Helton motioned as if he threw the ball back to the pitcher, causing the runner to get a bit too relaxed.

Carpenter got up casually and was about to dust the dirt off his hands when Helton quickly tagged him out, ending the inning.

The hidden ball trick is one that never gets old and is always exciting when it works. With the MLB season starting up for a shortened season, hopefully we see some new tricks that players have been practicing in quarantine.


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