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Colin Kaepernick Blasts Home Runs at Charity Event

Still got it!

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In 2009, the Chicago Cubs selected Colin Kaepernick in the 43rd round of Major League Baseball's First-Year Player Draft.

At the time, the team viewed Kaepernick as a pitching prospect, as he routinely threw in the mid-90s and owned a 1.26 ERA with 97 strikeouts his senior season of high school.

But judging from events in Cleveland last weekend, it appears as if the San Francisco 49ers quarterback's skills on the diamond are not limited to the mound.

Put Kaepernick under the category of "pitchers who can rake."

Participating in Cleveland Browns cornerback Joe Haden's celebrity softball game, Kaepernick hit a total of seven home runs – four in a pre-game home run derby and three during the actual game.

Other NFL starts who competed in the event included Odell Beckham Jr., Dez Bryant, LeSean McCoy, Larry Fitzgerald, A.J. Green, Richard Sherman and Johnny Manziel, who won the derby.

Kaepernick's new target with the 49ers, Torrey Smith, took part in the festivities as well.

Money raised from the game, which drew a crowd of 5,206 fans, was donated to the Lake Health Foundation, Captains Charities and Special Olympics.

During the same weekend trip, Kaepernick also reportedly visited a 14-year-old boy in the area who has terminal brain cancer. The meeting was arranged through the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Below are highlights from the softball event, including additional video of Kaepernick's long-ball power.

Had a great time supporting my bro @joehaden23

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