Peavy Donates $100 for Each MLB K

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Helping in the fight against pancreatic cancer

Jake Peavy, of the Chicago White Sox, took a loss on the mound today against the New York Yankees, but today is a win for everybody in Major League Baseball and others around the world. Tweets from Jake Peavy and Daryl Van Schouwen, White Sox beat writer for the Chicago Sun-Times, confirm that Peavy is donating $100 for each strikeout today in MLB. The donated money will go towards  research in the fight against pancreatic cancer in honor of San Diego Padres former coach Darrel Akerfelds. The Padres’ bullpen coach passed away from pancreatic cancer on June 24, 2012. Akerfelds was the Padres bullpen coach since 2001. Peavy pitched for the Padres from 2002 to 2009.

Peavy took the mound today for the Chicago White Sox in New York. The Yankees shut out the White Sox 4-0, but Peavy did his part in his fight against cancer, as he struck out 11 Yankees batters in eight innings. The Yankees’ pitching staff contributed 13 strikeouts of their own.

There is a full slate of MLB baseball going today, as each team is playing. The Kansas City Royals and the Minnesota Twins have a doubleheader scheduled, so we get an extra game to add to the total. Let’s hope for heavy strikeouts. Good work, Mr. Peavy.

Here is Peavy’s tweet from last night and Van Schouwen’s tweet from today:





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