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BOSTON — This story begins with a swollen lymph node in Lesley Breslow’s neck when she was only 14 and, for her brother Craig, the story does not end until every kid goes home from the hospital free of cancer, free of fear.
The Red Sox relief pitcher, enjoying the great autumn of his baseball life, does not particularly enjoy his nickname “The Smartest Man in Baseball.” A Yale degree in molecular biophysics and biochemistry aside, the title carries a distinct scent of the pompous and vainglorious. He is neither.
“I will say I’m not so stupid as to sit here and tell you I’m the smartest man in Major League Baseball,” Breslow said Tuesday.
Still, Breslow, who grew up in Trumbull, is smart enough to have counted his blessings in life and decide that they added up to a calling beyond getting a couple of Cardinals out in Game 1 of the World Series on Wednesday night at Fenway Park. Leave it to him to explain it all in one paragraph. More …
Craig Breslow, Red Sox Receive Heartwarming Video from Patients at Tufts Floating Hospital for Children
Craig Breslow earned the ALDS-clinching win Monday night, recording five outs and four strikeouts in the effort, and the congratulations keep on pouring in for the reliever.
Breslow, who was named one of 30 finalists for the Roberto Clemente Award, which recognizes a Major League Baseball player who best represents the game of baseball through positive contributions on and off the field, including sportsmanship and community involvement, was shown exactly why he was nominated for the honor on Tuesday. Read the full story here »
BOSTON — Red Sox reliever Craig Breslow has been raising money for pediatric cancer research since he founded the Strike 3 Foundation in 2008. Now he wants kids to help. More …
Red Sox nominate Craig Breslow for Roberto Clemente Award Watch the video here »
BOSTON, MA – Craig Breslow was today named as the Red Sox’ nominee for the 2013 Roberto Clemente Award presented by Chevrolet. The intellectually-talented lefthander is one of 30 finalists for the annual award, which recognizes a Major League Baseball player who best represents the game of baseball through positive contributions on and off the field, including sportsmanship and community involvement. Read the full story here »
BOSTON — Craig Breslow looked a little tired. Seconds after he walked through the doors of the House of Blues alongside his fiancé, Kelly Shaffer, he was asked to pose for pictures by at least five different photographers. He and Shaffer obliged.
Then Breslow was asked to do a few interviews. He obliged.
Jon Lester’s charity event to benefit research for pediatric cancer was next. Read the full story here »
Craig Breslow is often regarded as one of the smartest men in baseball. Breslow majored in molecular biophysics at Yale University while captaining the Bulldogs baseball team, and scored a 1410 on the SAT which prompted the Minneapolis St. Paul Tribune to proclaim him “the smartest man in baseball.” In addition, Breslow has been one of the most consistent relievers for the Red Sox this year, posting a 1.86 ERA, 0.98 WHIP with 12 strikeouts in 19.1 innings pitched.
His most significant contribution, however, has come off the field with his charity, The Strike 3 Foundation. More …
Craig Breslow and Andrew Bailey meet some young patients at the Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Watch the video here »
The East Brunswick Baseball League raised $1,500 for the Strike 3 Foundation and $250 for Autism Awareness during a Home Run Derby, May 18 at Manager’s Field at the East Brunswick Baseball Complex. Read the full story here »
BOSTON — The problem doesn’t lie with the number. It’s the identification and interpretation of the number.
Ultimately, a judgment must be made: Is the impact of time, money and effort contributed to improving the lives of people affected by cancer, autism, cystic fibrosis, cerebral palsy or any other life-altering health issues measurable by one number? Read the full story here »
The Strike 3 Foundation heightens awareness, mobilizes support, and raises funding for childhood cancer research.
How you can help
Strike 3 Foundation
PO Box 191
Monroe, CT 06468