Justin Masterson inducted into Bethel College Hall of Fame

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Justin Masterson has had a big year.

First All-Star appearance. Three complete game shutouts for an American League playoff team. A pro at ignoring distractions while on live TV.

A head shaving in the Tribe dugout, plus trips to Kenya and being nominated for the Robert Clemente Award. He’s been busy.

He was also recently inducted into his college’s Hall of Fame. Bethel College inducted three former student-athletes into its Hall of Fame, including Masterson (who looks really young in the accompanying photo of him in action in college).

From a Bethel press release:

Justin Masterson was a two-year letter winner in baseball before he transferred to San Diego State University. He was a NAIA All-American (HM) in 2004 and a NCCAA All-American twice (’04, ’05). Justin was a member of the NAIA All-Region VIII Team in 2004, and was selected to the Mid-Central All-Conference Team twice (’04, ’05). He also made the NCCAA National All-Tournament Team in 2005 and was named to the North Central All-Region Team twice (’04, ’05). Upon Graduation: His overall pitching record was 20-8 (11-4, 9-4); had 185 strikeouts (96, 89); led team with 10 home runs in 2005; and had an ERA of 2.09 in 2004 and 1.59 in 2005. Justin was drafted by the Boston Red Sox organization in 2006 and is currently pitching for the Cleveland Indians organization. In 2010, he was the American League leader in putouts by a pitcher. Justin was named to the 2013 Major League Baseball All-Star Game as a pitcher for the American League. Justin and his wife, Meryl, have one child: Eden.

Congrats, Justin!

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Congratulations, Justin, on all your accomplishments this year! We’re looking foreword to seeing some great pitching performances in the coming season!

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