Corey Kluber Named Hickok Belt® Award Winner for September 2017



ROCHESTER, NY – Cleveland Indians ace Corey Kluber has been named the Hickok Belt® Award winner for the month of September 2017. Voting was conducted by a select panel of members of the National Sports Media Association (NSMA). The voters selected Kluber based on his outstanding performance during the month which included posting a 5-0 record and 0.84 ERA to lead the Indians into the playoffs.

Other finalists for the month of September in order of how the NSMA voters ranked them included: Alex Smith (football), J.D. Martinez (baseball), Rafael Nadal (tennis), Sloane Stephens (tennis), Justin Verlander (baseball), Kareem Hunt (football), Justin Thomas (golf), Tom Brady (football) and Alexander Rossi (auto racing).

His selection as the Hickok Belt® Award winner for the month of September 2017 recognizes Corey Kluber as “the best of the best” in professional sports for the month and makes him the ninth candidate eligible to receive the overall Hickok Belt® Award for 2017, joining Giancarlo Stanton, Jose Altuve, Kevin Durant, LeBron James, Sergio Garcia, Russell Westbrook, Tom Brady and Serena Williams.

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