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Corey and Amanda Continue their Kluber’s Kids Program by Providing Adrian with a Special “Kluber’s Kids at Home Party”

By | Corey Kluber

Tuesday, August 18th, 2020:

On select home games throughout the season, Corey and Amanda usually host a child from DFW-area children’s hospitals at Globe Life Field for a dream day at the ballpark. As part of this longstanding program, the child and his or her family and friends will meet Corey and Amanda, watch batting practice on the field, shop at the team shop, enjoy a classic ballpark dinner and stay for the game.

However, this year’s program looks a little bit different due to the MLB’s coronavirus rules. Corey and Amanda have elected to host Kluber’s Kids At-Home Parties instead. The Kluber’s first at-home participant was Adrian, who enjoyed the program on Tuesday afternoon!

Adrian, a Ft. Worth resident, is very thankful to be the first Kluber’s Kid this season. Adrian is a huge Rangers fan and enjoys playing baseball, too. He is an outstanding 2nd Baseman. He is 11 and has battled kidney disease from the age of 3. He had a full kidney replacement at age 10. The donor? His very own brother!

He was only back in school about 60 days this year before the COVID quarantine shut the school down. He will continue with online classes this fall. On August 18th, Adrian had his first day back to school and wasn’t too thrilled with that virtual experience. However, on that same day, the Kluber Family Foundation was able to celebrate Adrian’s strength!

Adrian and his family received an at-home baseball-themed watch party to enjoy the Rangers vs. Padres game on Tuesday afternoon. The watch party was catered by Pluckers Wing Bar and came complete with a #28 Kluber jersey and a special video message from Corey and Amanda themselves.

In addition, Adrian and his family also received Kluber’s Kids t-shirts, Rangers hats, cardboard cutouts at the Globe Life Field, and vouchers for tickets to a Rangers game next season. To top it off, Adrian and his family were highlighted as part of the Rangers broadcast during the game.

This special experience brought smiles to the faces of Adrian and his family during what has been a challenging year. The Kluber Family Foundation was honored to treat Adrian to our first Kluber’s Kids program of the 2020 MLB season!

Thank You, Cleveland

By | Corey Kluber

By Corey Kluber, Players Tribune, January 8, 2020

 

How do you say goodbye to your home? How do you say thank you to 400,000 people?

Cleveland is the only city I’ve known as a major leaguer. Playing for the Indians has been the biggest constant in my professional life. In 10 years there, I pitched pretty well — won some awards and went to the playoffs a few times. It was fun. But just as important as that, Cleveland was where I learned how to be a professional baseball player. 

I’ve always been a show-up-and-go-to-work kind of guy, and there isn’t a city better suited to that blue-collar mentality than Cleveland. It’s been a perfect marriage ever since September 1, 2011, when the Indians called me up to the big leagues for the first time.

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Gavin Lux Launches YouTube Channel

By | Gavin Lux

www.dodgersnation.com, by

Now with the age of the internet being where it is, the accessibility to MLB players is at an all-time high. While growing up, my only hope to know a player was to hear him interviewed on AM radio late at night. Sometimes – and I mean maybe once a week – you could catch the player in a national game of the week.

However, in the year 2019; you can know more about virtually anyone in the game. For example, take Dodgers’ rookie Gavin Lux.

Lux is launching his own YouTube channel. Indeed, Lux posted his first video on Friday which is titled ‘Welcome To My Journey”. By the looks of it, you’re going to get a firsthand look into the life of a young Los Angeles ballplayer. Therefore we ask, what could be better?

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Corey Kluber Receives Lou Gehrig Award

By | Corey Kluber

Representatives from Phi Delta Theta International Fraternity and the Lou Gehrig Memorial Award Committee presented Indians RHP Corey Kluber with this year’s Lou Gehrig Memorial Award during pregame on Tuesday at Progressive Field. Kluber becomes the first Indians player to receive the award, which recognizes baseball’s best example of Hall of Famer Lou Gehrig’s prowess on the field and giving character off the field.

Corey and his wife Amanda hosted children and their families from the Cleveland Clinic as part of Kluber’s Kids once again in 2019. This player program has impacted over 100 people across nine total experiences at Progressive Field so far this season. Each guest receives a Kluber jersey, six club tickets to an Indians game, six gift cards to the Indians Team Shop and the chance to meet and interact with Corey and Amanda on the field during batting practice. Following each experience, Corey mails a framed photo and handwritten note to the child, thanking them for visiting him that day.

Corey joined forces with his wife Amanda to launch the Kluber Family Foundation in 2018. The foundation hosted its second annual fundraiser, “Curveball for A Cause,” to raise money to support children battling cancer on Monday.

Kluber’s name will be added to the Lou Gehrig Award plaque at the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York, later this year.

https://tribevibe.mlblogs.com/corey-kluber-receives-lou-gehrig-award-3fb77702a4be

Gavin Lux Named 2019 Minor League Baseball Player Of The Year

By | Gavin Lux

When Trey Magnuson first saw Gavin Lux in the summer of 2015, the Dodgers’ area scout for the Upper Midwest was immediately drawn to Lux’s athleticism and lefthanded bat.

The actions Lux showed at shortstop were rare in a teenager from cold-weather Wisconsin. Even more rare was his advanced feel to hit and comfort facing velocity.

As Magnuson began digging deeper and getting to know Lux in the ensuing months, however, something else began to stand out even more.

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The Brew Brothers: What a wild roller-coaster ride it’s been getting to the Brewers for Mat and Ben Gamel

By | Ben Gamel

Robert Murray , The Athletic, Jul 2, 2019

When Ben and Mat Gamel were growing up, their grandfather’s backyard was large and pristine, so they turned it into a makeshift baseball field. They borrowed a broom from the garage and grandpa George grabbed his stash of wine corks. They set up markers throughout the yard and “Pops” would start tossing them corks.

For hours, the Gamel brothers would hit corks with the broom handle, working on hand-eye coordination and honing their swings. When they needed a break or the other wanted to take a turn, they would switch. It was in these sessions where they learned how to play the game of baseball.

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Corey Kluber unveils ‘Kluber’s Korner’ at Rainbow Babies

By | Corey Kluber

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Cleveland Indians pitcher Corey Kluber and his wife Amanda are unveiling Kluber’s Korner to the patients and families of University Hospitals Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital Tuesday morning.

Kluber’s Korners are mobile tech lockers that will serve as entertainment and education hubs during extended hospital stays.

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Braves win McCann homecoming: ‘One of those moments I’ll think about when I’m done playing’

By | Brian McCann
ATLANTA — The oldest dude on the Braves’ active roster caught a game in frigid, blustery conditions Sunday night in Philadelphia, flew back on the team charter that landed after 2 a.m. in Atlanta, didn’t get home to Suwanee until about 4:30 a.m. and woke up Monday and drove to Cobb County and SunTrust Park at 12:45 p.m. to catch another — the 1,673rd game of his 15-year major-league career.

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Sox officially sign Sale to 5-year extension

By | Chris Sale

March 23, 2019

FORT MYERS, Fla. — When the Red Sox made a blockbuster trade with the White Sox for Chris Sale in December 2016, the only guarantee was that they’d have the powerful lefty for three seasons. The marriage between the ace pitcher and the defending World Series champions will extend far beyond that.

The Red Sox officially signed Sale on Saturday to a five-year, $145 million contract extension. Sale will earn his $15 million club option this season, and the new deal will start in ’20 and run through the ’24 season.

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