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The Bob Feller Act of Valor Award Foundation today announced its Major League Baseball and Hall of Fame nominees for the 2015 Bob Feller Act of Valor Award (full list below, full release attached).
The Foundation also announced the creation of a companion Peer-to-Peer Mentoring Award and of the Jerry Coleman Award presented by The Bob Feller Act of Valor Award Foundation, honoring a Staff Noncommissioned Officer of the United States Marine Corps. The Foundation honors a current MLB player, a United States Navy Chief Petty Officer, and a Baseball Hall of Fame member who possess the values, integrity and dedication to serving our country that Bob Feller himself displayed.
Previous Act of Valor award winners include Justin Verlander, Nick Swisher, Yogi Berra, Tommy Lasorda, Senior Chief Petty Officer Garth Sinclair, and Senior Chief Petty Officer Carl Thompson. Finalists for the active player award will be announced later this season and the winners in all four categories will be honored in a Veterans Day ceremony in Washington, DC at the United States Navy Memorial.
The 2015 MLB Player and Hall of Fame Member Bob Feller Act of Valor Award Nominees
NOMINATING CLUB: MLB PLAYER
- Arizona Diamondbacks: Brad Ziegler
- Baltimore Orioles: Darren O’Day
- Boston Red Sox: Dustin Pedroia
- Chicago White Sox: Adam LaRoche
- Cincinnati Reds: Jay Bruce
- Cleveland Indians: Trevor Bauer (see nomination letter below)
- Kansas City Royals: Wade Davis
- Miami Marlins: Steve Cishek (traded to St. Louis Cardinals 7/24/15)
- Milwaukee Brewers: Jonathan Lucroy
- Minnesota Twins: Brian Dozier
- New York Mets: Curtis Granderson
- Oakland Athletics: Sean Doolittle
- Pittsburgh Pirates: Charlie Morton
- San Diego Padres: Ian Kennedy
- Washington Nationals: Craig Stammen
NOMINATING CLUB: HALL OF FAMER
- Cleveland Indians: Bob Lemon
- Cincinnati Reds: Johnny Bench
- Kansas City Royals: George Brett
- Miami Marlins: Andre Dawson
- Minnesota Twins: Rod Carew
BAUER’S NOMINATION LETTER:
It’s with pleasure and honor that the Cleveland Indians nominate Trevor Bauer for the Bob Feller Act of Valor Award. As a top right-handed pitcher for the Indians, Trevor’s intensely dedicated and prepared for every game. Above all, he protects the values of the game and the integrity of his team.
Trevor’s passion has recently extended beyond the game of baseball to helping wounded veterans. After reading Marcus Luttrell’s Lone Survivor – a firsthand account of the lost heroes of SEAL Team 10 – Trevor felt compelled to get involved with the Lutrell’s Lone Survivor Foundation. The foundation is dedicated to providing education, rehabilitation, recovery and wellness opportunities to members of the U.S. Armed forces and their families.
Trevor then found a way to bring together the military and baseball communities, which he explains are both American institutions. He worked with Athletes Brand to design a t-shirt in which proceeds benefit the Lone Survivor Foundation. Athletes Brand is a 100 percent current and former pro and elite athlete ran company. Trevor’s goal for this t-shirt initiative is to reach 20 million people and raise at least $7,000 in two weeks. Not only is he working to raise money for the Lone Survivor Foundation, but Trevor hopes this educates people on the struggles wounded vets are faced with after sacrificing their lives for our country and freedom.
When asked why he decided to get involved with The Lone Survivor Foundation, Trevor replied, “I have a lot of respect for the men and women who choose to protect our country, especially elite warriors who are sent on the most dangerous missions. I draw a lot of inspiration from Marcus Luttrell’s story and want to be a part of the effort to help the men and women who have served establish a happy, healthy and productive life.”
It’s drive, passion and dedication – for U.S. service men and women, and for baseball – that make Trevor Bauer an exemplary candidate for the Bob Feller Act of Valor Award.
Trevor Bauer pitched eight strong innings, striking out nine, and David Murphy delivered a two-run double in the eighth in Cleveland’s 4-2 win over Houston on Wednesday.
The Indians have won seven of their last 10 games, against three would-be playoff teams. (The Rays led the AL East when the Indians swept them last week.)
Bauer allowed a two-run homer in the first inning to Evan Gattis but nothing more, and Cody Allen shut the door in the ninth. Allen has recorded 17 consecutive scoreless outings (17.2 IP), during which he’s struck out 31 batters.
Jason Kipnis led off the game with a triple and scored on a Francisco Lindor groundout, while Michael Brantley singled leading off the fourth and scored on Murphy’s RBI double. In the eighth, Lindor doubled with one out, Brantley walked and Murphy came through again.
Francona, Kipnis, Lindor, coaches and more to appear post-game June 24 at The Corner to benefit VeloSano
Paul Dolan, Mark Shapiro, Chris Antonetti scheduled to appear at charity eventC
Cleveland, OH— The Cleveland Indians will play host to a celebrity bartending event to benefit VeloSano following the Tribe and Tigers Noon game on Wednesday, June 24. The event will be held at Progressive Field’s “The Corner” in the Right Field District, which has become one of the hottest spots in Cleveland featuring nearly 40 beers on tap.
The Indians celebrity bartending lineup includes:
- Manager Terry Francona
- President Mark Shapiro
- GM Chris Antonetti
- 2B Jason Kipnis
- RHP Trevor Bauer
- RHP Carlos Carrasco
- RHP Danny Salazar
- RHP Bryan Shaw
- LHP Marc Rzepczynski
- SS Francisco Lindor
- 3B Giovanny Urshela
*All celebrity bartenders subject to change
Fans are encouraged to attend the Noon game vs. the Tigers and stay post-game to support the cause, with tips and 20% of proceeds going directly to VeloSano. The Indians will have a silent auction available to raise additional money. Snack items such as nachos and peanuts will also be available for purchase.
Fans not able to attend the game are still invited without a game ticket to attend the event and enter Progressive Field at the Right Field Gate near the New Era Team Shop off East 9th St. 30 minutes following last out of the game. The event is expected to conclude 3.5 hours (approx. 6:30pm) following the last out.
The Indians partnered once again with Cleveland Clinic to support VeloSano, an annual charity bike ride event, held this summer July 17-19 in Cleveland. The Indians will also field a team of nearly 60 riders, including Indians Chairman and CEO Paul Dolan and other members of the Indians front office.
VeloSano, Latin for “swift cure,” is a major community fundraising initiative, where 100% of dollars raised by VeloSano participants directly benefits cancer research at Cleveland Clinic. At its core, it’s a cycling event where riders commit to raise a pre-determined dollar amount by requesting support from personal contacts.
PHOTOS: Cleveland Indians host Paula Abdul, Cardale Jones, Troy Smith on Friday at Progressive Field
So, Friday — a weird night at the ballpark.
OSU quarterbacks past and present — and Cleveland natives! — Troy Smith and Cardale Jones were on hand, as was Paula Abdul, who had a … danceoff? … with Slider.
–Photos by Sarah Sachs/Dan Mendlik
Yahoo! baseball writer Jeff Passan writes this week about the Tribe’s starting rotation, and how the front office’s approach is helping shape the group’s present and its future. An excerpt:
With Corey Kluber, Carlos Carrasco, Danny Salazar and Trevor Bauer, who starts Thursday night in a series-wrapping game against Kansas City, the Indians have four of the most desirable – and rarest – commodities in baseball: hard-throwing, strikeout-producing, young, under-control starting pitchers. The single most misleading statistic of the 2015 season is the ERA of Indians starting pitchers.
It’s what makes the next half-decade so exciting for Cleveland: Not only are Kluber, Carrasco, Salazar and Bauer under team control through the end of the 2020 season, they recognize that what Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine and John Smoltz were to the 1990s, and Barry Zito, Tim Hudson and Mark Mulder were to the 2000s, they can be to the 2010s.
Click here for the entire story.
So, Trevor Bauer is rolling again; in his last three starts, he’s 2-0 with a 1.21 ERA and 21 strikeouts.
He’s also passionate about helping others, and is doing so through a T-shirt design intended to help veterans and the Lone Survivor Foundation. From MLB.com:
Indians pitcher Trevor Bauer teamed up with Kyle Mauch, CEO of a company called Athletes Brand, to help design T-shirts for a good cause.
The shirts, which read “Last 1 Standing,” were inspired by the story of former Navy SEAL Marcus Lutrell, who received a Purple Heart from his actions in a 2005 ambush by Taliban fighters during Operation Red Wings.
Tribe teammates also have been wearing the shirts to raise awareness of the shirt and proceeds benefiting Lone Survivor Foundation.
–Photos by Dan Mendlik, Sarah Sachs
–Photos by Dan Mendlik, Sarah Sachs
On Sunday at Goodyear Ballpark:
- Trevor Bauer’s solid five innings
- Lindor inside the parker
- Moss’ debut in the field
- Moonshot from Santana
- And more!
–Photos by Dan Mendlik
The @indians account had a familiar face running the show as the Tribe played split-squad games in Goodyear and Mesa on Friday afternoon. Tribe pitcher Trevor Bauer – known on Twitter as @BauerOutage – spent the afternoon in the press box live tweeting happenings from both games, having a little fun at his teammates expense and answering questions from fans on Twitter.
Fans followed along using #BauerTakeover and Bauer even gave away a few tickets to a game back in Cleveland by asking fans to finish lyrics from one of his original songs.
He was so entertaining that by the end of the game, @Indians followers were requesting he Tweet all the games. Lucky for us – and our job security – he is needed more on the mound, but we hope he’ll come back and join us for another #BauerTakeover.
Critiquing the ball boy:
Making fun of Atch:
A fun jab at MLB’s new pace-of-play rules:
Inside the mind of a ball player: