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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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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

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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Kluber receives Bob Feller Man of Year Award

By | Corey Kluber

Indians ace also earned Cleveland BBWAA honor in ’14

CLEVELAND — Corey Kluber has rewritten several sections of the Indians’ record book with his pitching prowess over the past few seasons. His latest campaign led to his second career American League Cy Young Award — something no player had achieved before in Cleveland’s long, storied history.

For his work, Kluber has been named the recipient of the 2017 Bob Feller Man of the Year Award as voted by the Cleveland chapter of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America, honoring the pitcher as the Indians’ top player for this past season. Kluber, who also won the award in ’14, became the first starting pitcher since Gaylord Perry (1972, ’74) to take home the honor twice.

“The No. 1 responsibility of a starting pitcher is to be reliable,” Kluber said after winning the AL Cy Young Award last month. “But then also, not just taking the ball, but taking the ball and going out there and giving the team a chance to win. Aside from any statistics, I think that, to me, is what I try to judge things on.”

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Indians ace Corey Kluber wins 2017 AL Cy Young award

By | Corey Kluber

This is the second career Cy Young for Kluber

Mike Axisa, www.cbssports.com,

Wednesday night, MLB and the Baseball Writers Association of American announced Cleveland Indians right-hander Corey Kluber has won the 2017 American League Cy Young Award. Red Sox lefty Chris Sale finished second in the voting and Yankees righty Luis Severino finished third.

This is the second career Cy Young for Kluber, who won the award back in 2014. He also finished third in the voting last season. Also, this is the fourth time in the past 11 seasons an Indians pitcher has won the AL Cy Young. CC Sabathia won in 2007, Cliff Lee won in 2008, and Kluber won in 2014 and 2017.

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Cleveland Indians pitcher Corey Kluber is finalist for American League’s Cy Young Award

By | Corey Kluber

Dave “Dino” DeNatale , WKYC

CLEVELAND – Corey Kluber may soon be able to be referred to as ‘Cy Kluber’ once again.

The Indians right-hander has been named as one of three finalists for the 2017 American League’s Cy Young Award. Kluber, who won the award in 2014, put together a dominant regular season as he finished 18-4 with a 2.25 earned run average.

Kluber’s 18 wins tied for the most in the American League. His 2.25 ERA was easily the lowest in the AL, while his 265 strikeouts were second only to Boston’s Chris Sale. (Keep in mind, injuries kept Kluber to only 29 starts in 2017).

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Indians’ Corey Kluber selected to All-Star Game

By | Corey Kluber

 CLEVELAND — Cleveland Indians starter Corey Kluber and reliever Andrew Miller were selected to represent the American League in the 2017 Major League Baseball All-Star Game, the league announced on ESPN Sunday night.

Kluber and Miller will each make their second consecutive appearances for the American League in the All-Star Game. Along with fellow pitcher Danny Salazar and shortstop Francisco Lindor, Kluber represented the Indians last year, while Miller was a member of the New York Yankees during the 2016 Mid-Summer Classic.

The 2017 MLB All-Star Game will be played Tuesday, July 11 at Marlins Park in Miami, Florida.

Over 36 appearances out of the bullpen in his first full year with the Indians after being acquired in a trade with the Yankees last July, Miller has a 3-2 record with two saves and 20 holds, a 1.49 earned run average and a 0.71 WHIP (Walks and Hits per Innings Pitched).

In 42.1 innings of work, the 6-foot-7, 205-pound Miller has registered 65 strikeouts and allowed just 10 walks, 20 hits and seven earned runs.

Off the disabled list for a month after being hampered by a lower back strain, Kluber finished off a strong performance throughout the month of June with a 12-strikeout showing over eight innings of work in a 5-1 win over the Texas Rangers at Progressive Field Thursday.

The win was Kluber’s fourth in the month of June and marked the sixth straight game in which he went at least six innings. In Kluber’s 12 starts this season, only once has he failed to make it through the sixth inning.

Kluber has struck out 25 batters over his last two starts and registered at least 10 strikeouts in all but one of his six June starts.

Thursday’s win against the Rangers marked the 30th time in Kluber’s career in which he collected 10 or more strikeouts. Kluber’s four straight 10-plus strikeouts performance tied an Indians record set by Hall of Famer Bob Feller during the 1938 and 1939 seasons.

Kluber recently registered his 1,000th career strikeout, and is currently tied with Luis Tiant for the 10th-most strikeouts in Indians history.

In his 30 10-plus strikeout performances, Kluber is 18-0 with a 1.45 earned run average, and the Indians are 54-0 when he gets four or more runs of support, a streak that dates back to June 11, 2013.

On the season, Kluber has struck out 105 hitters against just 20 walks with 60 hits and 27 earned runs allowed over 80.1 innings of work. Despite missing several starts because of the back issues, Kluber has a 7-2 record and 3.02 earned run average, the best of any Indians starting pitcher.

Along with Kluber and Miller, the Indians will be represented by manager Terry Francona, starting third baseman Jose Ramirez, shortstop Francisco Lindor and outfielder Michael Brantley at the 2017 MLB All-Star Game.

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