Cleveland Indians’ Trevor Bauer teaching kids the science behind baseball

Cleveland Indians’ Trevor Bauer teaching kids the science behind baseball
Cleveland Indians pitcher Trevor Bauer throws in the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers in Detroit, Sunday, June 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya) (Source: Paul Sancya)

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - Cleveland Indians’ right-handed pitcher Trevor Bauer pitched science to Ohio kids on Tuesday.

Bauer met with nearly 20 kids from OhioGuidestone’s School summer program in an effort to teach them how science and the game go hand-in-hand.

Following his lesson, Bauer opened the floor to the kids to ask questions which ranged from the science behind softball versus baseball pitch, his incident with a drone that left his pinkie severed, and the difference from playing baseball in his youth to the MLB.

“It’s challenging, it’s difficult,” said Bauer,“But it’s the same game I’ve played my whole life.”

After questions, Bauer took a group photo with the kids and staff of OhioGuidestone. He also signed autographs, but not before giving the kids a surprise gift. Tickets to Wednesday’s game against the Kansas City Royals. Bauer is scheduled to pitch this game.

The 28-year-old is leading the MLB in pitches thrown this season, and works tirelessly to hone his craft with the help of advanced training technology.

The New York Times recently called him “a pitching scientist on a crusade.”

Cleveland Indians pitcher Trevor Bauer reacts to striking out Detroit Tiger's Brandon Dixon in the ninth inning of a baseball game in Detroit, Sunday, June 16, 2019. Cleveland won 8-0. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
Cleveland Indians pitcher Trevor Bauer reacts to striking out Detroit Tiger's Brandon Dixon in the ninth inning of a baseball game in Detroit, Sunday, June 16, 2019. Cleveland won 8-0. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya) (Source: Paul Sancya)

But to Bauer it’s just apart of training.

Precision, accuracy and speed go into each and every strike, it’s definitely more to Bauer than meets the eye.

Sports Illustrated did a feature profile on the young star in February.

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