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Retired MLB Pitcher Brad Ziegler and Naval Academy Head Baseball Coach Paul Kostacopoulos: American Valor Podcast
The American Valor Podcast team was recently honored to converse with retired MLB pitcher Mr. Brad Ziegler and the head baseball coach of the United States Naval Academy baseball program Mr. Paul Kostacopoulos. Brad and Paul spoke about their careers in baseball, including how they got started in the game, what they have experienced and learned throughout their journeys and what led them to be involved with the military. Mr. Ziegler created Pastime for Patriots to honor service men and women; he was the MLB Bob Feller Act of Valor Award recipient in 2016. Mr. Kostacopoulos is the second-winningest head coach in Naval Academy baseball history. The Navy baseball program has earned five-straight Patriot League regular season titles under his guidance. Thank you to Mr. Ziegler and Mr. Kostacopoulos for your support! We release new podcasts every other Monday. Stay tuned for our conversation with Hall of Famer and 2018 Bob Feller Act of Valor Award recipient Mr. Johnny Bench.
American Valor Podcast: Major League Baseball Veteran Pitcher and Bob Feller Act of Valor Recipient Brad Ziegler
In our seventh installment, the podcast team of Nathaniel Cameron, Tyler Buchholz and Colin Kirk sit down with retired eleven year Major League Baseball veteran pitcher Mr. Brad Ziegler. The group discusses Mr. Ziegler’s upbringing around baseball and his resilience that led him to the major leagues. After being drafted by the Philadelphia Phillies, Mr. Ziegler pitched for the Oakland Athletics, Arizona Diamondbacks, Boston Red Sox and Miami Marlins. Mr. Ziegler was the Major League Baseball recipient of the 2016 Bob Feller Act of Valor Award for his regular support of his community, specifically veterans, through his foundation Pastime for Patriots. Listen to Mr. Ziegler reflect with the American Valor podcast team.
Congratulations to Brad Ziegler on a successful eleven year career in the Major Leagues. Mr. Ziegler, our 2016 award winner, created Pastime for Patriots, a foundation that provides Major League Baseball tickets to military members and their families. We wish you the best as you embark on your post baseball life.
Brad Ziegler (@BradZiegler) earns last night’s #ActOfValor #PlayerOfTheNight! Brad retired two batters, striking out one and earning his sixteenth hold in the @Dbacks 5-3 win. Mr. Ziegler created Pastime for Patriots, a foundation that provides Major League Baseball tickets to military members and their families. Learn more about the Bob Feller Foundation and our past nominees at www.actofvaloraward.org.
A special thank you to the @Marlins organization for hosting a terrific pre-game ceremony. Congratulations to #BradZiegler on being nominated for this year’s Act of Valor Award.
Last night’s #ActOfValor #PlayerOfTheNight goes to @BradZiegler for his inning pitched in the @Marlins win. He struck one out holding the game. Mr. Ziegler gives back to military families by supporting wives and children through Operation Shower.
Brad Ziegler earns last night’s Act of Valor Player of the Night. He threw 1.1 innings and recorded his fourth hold on the season in the Marlins close 5-4 victory.
@BradZiegler earns last night’s #ActOfValor #PlayerOfTheNight! Brad struck out one in two thirds of an inning in the Marlins 7-5 win. Learn more about the Bob Feller Foundation and our past nominees at www.actofvaloraward.org.
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Our second Act of Valor Player of the Night goes to Brad Ziegler! Brad earned his fifth save in the Marlins win.