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  Prestigous Lou Gehrig Memorial Award Presented to Corey Kluber
Posted By:  Austin Alley
Thursday, September 19, 2019

CLEVELAND (September 18, 2019) – Prior to the Tuesday evening matchup between the Cleveland Indians and the Detroit Tigers at Progressive Field, Corey Kluber was honored on the field with this year’s Lou Gehrig Memorial Award. The award, presented by Phi Delta Theta International Fraternity and the Lou Gehrig Memorial Award Committee, recognizes a single Major League Baseball player each season who exhibits Gehrig’s prowess on the field and difference-making involvement off the field.

Corey Kluber, who becomes the first Cleveland Indian’s player to be recognized with the Lou Gehrig Memorial Award, will have his name engraved in the Lou Gehrig Award plaque at the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York, later this year.

Kluber’s recognition of this award comes one year after he and his wife Amanda launched their Kluber Family Foundation, which provides support to families with medically in-need children through life-improving resources and life-changing experiences. This past year, the Foundation continued its signature ‘Kluber’s Kids’ program at select Indians home games while also unveiling its first 'Kluber’s Korner' at UH Rainbow Baby & Children’s Hospital.

The Lou Gehrig Memorial Award was first presented in 1955 by Phi Delta Theta to memorialize the Yankees Hall of Famer who was an active member in the fraternity while at Columbia University. Many of baseball’s biggest names have been honored by this award over its 64-year history, including Cal Ripken, Jr., Tony Gwynn, and Derek Jeter. Cincinnati Reds first basemen Joey Votto won the most recent award in 2018. Despite winning a pair of Cy Young Awards, Kluber may ultimately be most remembered for his philanthropy and commitment to improving the lives of those in need.


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Corey and Amanda have spent time in children’s hospitals and have seen the impact that having a sick child has on the entire family. They hope to connect with these families to help make the road a little easier through their programming.


Children with serious and chronic illnesses endure constant difficulties. Limited mobility, regular hospital visits, time away from school, financial instability, and painful physical conditions all work to lessen their quality of life.


Since breaking into the Majors in 2011 with the Cleveland Indians, Corey has become one of the league’s most involved players in the community. Corey and Amanda have spent countless hours visiting to children’s hospitals and meeting with many families who have children battling for their lives.


The mission of The Kluber Family Foundation is to impact the lives of families who have seriously ill and chronically ill children, by providing them with daily support through live-improving resources and life-changing experiences.

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