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Podcast: Mr. Buster Olney on National Baseball HOFer, Lieutenant Colonel Jerry Coleman

Mr. Buster Olney shares his upbringing around the game of baseball, his career as a sports columnist covering the game, Hall of Fame voting and personal memories and stories from baseball legends Tony Gwynn and Jerry Coleman, including Gwynn’s gregarious personality and Coleman’s humility towards his service and respect for his comrades who did not return home from war.

Jerry Coleman: Marine Corps Lieutenant Colonel Jerry Coleman is the only Major League Baseball player to serve in combat in two wars, flying 57 combat missions in the SBD Dauntless Dive Bomber during World War II and 63 close air support and interdiction strike missions earning six more Air Medals during the Korean War. Lieutenant Colonel Coleman was selected into the National Baseball Hall of Fame as the Ford C. Frick Award recipient as an announcer in 2005 (Bob Feller Foundation).

Buster Olney: “Robert “Buster” Olney is a senior writer for ESPN.com and reporter for ESPN’s exclusive Sunday Night Baseball telecasts. He joined ESPN in June 2003 to cover baseball for all ESPN entities, including ESPN Radio, ESPNEWS and SportsCenter. He writes a daily column for ESPN.com and hosts the popular Baseball Tonight podcast as well as appearing on ESPN’s baseball studio show by the same name.

Olney’s two favorite events he has covered for ESPN are the 2014 and 2016 postseasons. “Particularly,” he said, “the historic performances of Madison Bumgarner.”

Olney began covering baseball in 1989 as the Nashville Banner’s beat reporter for the Triple-A Nashville Sounds. He later covered the San Diego Padres for the San Diego Union-Tribune (1993 – 1994) and the Baltimore Orioles (Baltimore Sun, 1995 – 1996). He arrived at ESPN after six years at the New York Times covering the Mets (1997) and the Yankees (1998 – 2001)” (ESPN Press Room).

American Valor Podcast

Happy Birthday Act of Valor Award Nominee Craig Stammen

Happy birthday to multi-time Act of Valor Award nominee Mr. Craig Stammen! Mr. Stammen supports Defending the Baseline to ensure that military children will be afforded every opportunity to participate in the game of baseball.

Act of Valor Player of the Night Craig Stammen

Craig Stammen earns last night’s #ActOfValor #PlayerOfTheNight!  Craig pitched one perfect inning, striking out two and lowering his ERA to 2.55 in the @Padres 3-2 thirteen inning win.  Mr. Stammen supports Defending the Baseline to ensure that military children will be afforded every opportunity to participate in the game of baseball.  Learn more about the Bob Feller Foundation and our pats nominees at www.actofvaloraward.org.

Act of Valor Player of the Night Craig Stammen

Craig Stammen earns last night’s #ActOfValor #PlayerOfTheNight!  Craig pitched one and two thirds innings, striking out three and lowering his ERA to 2.45 in the @Padres 10-6 win.  Mr. Stammen supports Defending the Baseline to ensure that military children will be afforded every opportunity to participate in the game of baseball.  Learn more about the Bob Feller Foundation and our past nominees at www.actofvaloraward.org.

Act of Valor Player of the Night Craig Stammen

@cstammen35 earns last night’s #ActOfValor #PlayerOfTheNight!  Craig struck out two in a scoreless inning, lowering his ERA to 2.85 in the @Padres 10-2 win.  Mr. Stammen supports Defending the Baseline to ensure that military children will be afforded every opportunity to participate in the game of baseball.  Learn more about the Bob Feller Foundation and our past nominees at www.actofvaloraward.org.

Act of Valor Player of the Night Craig Stammen

@cstammen35 earns last night’s #ActOfValor #PlayerOfTheNight!  Craig earned his fourteenth hold, striking out two in the Padres 4-3 victory.  Mr. Stammen supports Defending the Baseline to ensure that military children will be afforded every opportunity to participate in the game of baseball.  Learn more about the Bob Feller Foundation and our past nominees at www.actofvaloraward.org.

 

Act of Valor Player of the Night Craig Stammen

Last night’s Act Of Valor Player of the Night goes to Craig Stammen!  Craig earned his first victory of the year, striking out two in two scoreless innings in the Padres 2-1 victory.

Act of Valor Player of the Night Craig Stammen

Player of the Night goes to Craig Stammen, with a strong outing last night lowering his ERA on the year to 2.03.