Tucker Barnhart, Chad Pinder and Cole Hamels nominated for Roberto Clemente Award Every year each team nominates one player for the prestigious Roberto Clemente Award, the most prominent individual award for Major League players, that honors the late Hall of Famer. The award is presented annually to individuals who represent the game of baseball through exceptional character, involvement in the
Katlyn “Blonde Fighter”Chookagian (11-1 MMA, 4-1 UFC) remained perfect in her career at 125 pounds when she beat former UFC women’s bantamweight title challenger Alexis Davis (19-8 MMA, 6-3 UFC) by unanimous decision Saturday at UFC on FOX 30 from Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
Outfielder Tony Kemp brought more than a keen batting eye, baserunning speed and highlight defensive plays when he was promoted from Triple-A in May. He brought a tradition of hugging his teammates after a home run and it has taken off in Houston. It originated with Evan Gattis, who started hitting home runs after Kemp’s promotion, and Kemp would jump
Tigers pitcher Alex Wilson and his wife Kristin spent time recently at Beaumont Children’s Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan, where they sponsored and designed a room for a teen. Wish Upon a Teen is a registered nonprofit organization whose mission is to give hospital room makeovers to teens who have severe illnesses or who are undergoing organ transplants and related
Kids at the School of Imagination received a special guest on Wednesday morning, when A’s utility player Chad Pinder and his fiancee, Taylor, spent time at the full-inclusion preschool serving special-needs children. Wednesday was Pinder’s second visit to the school, which serves around 600 kids a year with developmental challenges, such as autism. “I had a blast,” said Pinder, 26. “It was
Tigers catcher James McCann and starting pitcher Matthew Boyd both wore cleats with the names of fallen soldiers from Michigan in Monday’s game. McCann honored Navy Steelworker 3rd Class Luciano Montemayor, Air Force Lt. Col. Mark Jennings, Army Sgt.1st Class Shawn Suzch and Army Staff Sgt. Michael Hullender. Wearing those cleats, McCann hit his third career grand slam home run and fourth
“I’m beautiful. I’m strong. I’m hardworking and I’m fabulous.” AJ Andrews, the first woman to receive the Rawlings Gold Glove Award, has a message to share.
Hard-throwing Jordan Hicks made the St. Louis Cardinals’ Opening Day roster after impressing the front office, coaching staff and catcher Yadier Molina. He secured a spot in the Cardinals bullpen after a spring training in which reached triple digits with his fastball as well as a slider and changeup. Read More Here In his first week in the majors, he
On November 16, Baltimore Orioles pitcher Darren O’Day was honored at the U.S. Navy Memorial in Washington D.C. with the prestigious 2017 Bob Feller Act of Valor Award for his ongoing commitment to U.S. military servicemen and their families. The award annually highlights a player who embodies the values, integrity and dedication to serving the United States that Hall of
Cincinnati Reds catcher Tucker Barnhart won his first career Gold Glove Tuesday evening, securing the honor among National League catchers. MLB managers and coaching staffs to pick winners based on overall fielding excellence. Staffs are not allowed to vote for their own players. The Reds Signed Barnhart, to a four-year $16 million extension in late September of this season. For