Local Slugger–5 Year Old Christian Haupt on 85th MLB All Star Game Pre-Game Show 2014

By Cathy Byrd

We hope this video brings a smile to your face even if you’re not a fan of baseball. Christian Haupt of Thousand Oaks was the youngest person to ever throw a first pitch at a Major League Baseball game at the age of 3 and was featured in the 2014 MLB All Star Game pre-game show on FOX. At the age of 2, Christian was discovered by Adam Sandler on YouTube for a baseball playing cameo role in the movie “That’s My Boy”. Nobody in our family ever watched or played baseball so his fascination with the sport at such a young age came as quite a surprise to us! Christian’s passion and great luck have led him to meet many of his heroes. He is now 5 years old and continues to love the sport and plays on Hall of Fame baseball player Orlando Cepeda’s travel team — the Cepeda Bulls. Photographer Mark J. Terrill’s AP photo of Christian’s first pitch at Dodger Stadium in 2012 now hangs on the walls at Dodger Stadium and in the home of legendary Dodger pitcher Sandy Koufax. He is one lucky kid! www.facebook.com/christianhauptbaseball.

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Cathy Byrd is a very prod mother and real estate agent living in Thousand Oaks with her husband Michael Haupt and children, Christian and Charlotte.

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