Deputy Justin Christian—who won a World Series ring with the San Francisco Giants in 2012—entered law enforcement after leaving the game of baseball a couple of years later.
According to ABC News, the former big-leaguer was back on the diamond recently, this time to throw out the ceremonial first pitch with a minor league affiliate of the Giants.
A video posted to the Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office Twitter account shows Christian standing beside Sheriff Laurie Smith. Christian is seen throwing the first commemorative pitch on behalf of the sheriff's office.
Former San Francisco Giant, World Series Champion and now Deputy Sheriff Justin Christian was the star of the show in yesterday’s @sjgiants opening game.— SantaClaraCoSheriff (@SCCoSheriff) April 12, 2019
Dep. Christian helped Sheriff Laurie Smith throw out the first commemorative pitch on behalf of the @SCCoSheriff ⚾️🚓 pic.twitter.com/GAx6LamyNf