Strikeouts For Troops is a national nonprofit dedicated to helping our U.
Today, Strikeouts For Troops is supported by numerous professional baseball players including Alex Rodriguez (New York Yankees), Curt Schilling (Boston Red Sox), CC Sabathia (Cleveland Indians), Nick Swisher (Oakland Athletics), and Jake Peavy (San Diego Padres).
This year marks the second year USAA and Strikeouts For Troops worked together on Patriot Day.
On Sunday, as part of the San Diego Padres Salute to Veterans game, Strikeouts For Troops participants Jake Peavy of the Padres and Matt Cain of the Giants received the $100,000 check.
Combining proceeds from the tickets, tips, raffle tickets and a live auction of the players' jerseys, Pyramid along with A's fans raised a total donation of $50,000 for the Strikeouts for Troops Fund.
Strikeouts for Troops was introduced on April 5, 2005, after Barry Zito had the privilege to visit with soldiers at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.
He made just 12 appearances, but previewed what was to come when he threw a two-hit shutout, with 14 strikeouts, in an August start against Cincinnati.
He finished the day with the NL lead in strikeouts.
Erskine pitched two no-hitters for Brooklyn and established a then-ML record with 14 strikeouts in Game 3 of the 1953 World Series.
74 ERA, 104 strikeouts and 18 walks in 56 2/3 innings as a hard-throwing pitcher.
He also had five wins and 33 strikeouts in 22 1/3 innings.
Schachtner, who will play for UC San Diego next year, led area pitchers with 323 strikeouts
in 160 innings.