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Jeffrey Scott Ballard
(born August 13, 1963 in Billings
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) is a former Major League Baseball
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, playing from to .
Following his career, Ballard returned to his hometown of Billings, where he has become an instrumental part of local American Legion
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Baseball programs. He served for three years as the pitching coach for the Laurel Dodgers, and has served since 2002 as the Board Chairman for the Billings program.