The reigning 2020 NL Cy Young Award winner is having a solid first season with the Boys in Blue, despite dealing with a long ball problem. Although he’s been one of the more productive starters in the National League this year, Jacob deGrom’s insane season may prevent him from repeating and earning another Cy Young.
However, last year’s award wasn’t the last honor that would be bestowed upon him. In fact, his Alma Mater has named him the newest member of the UCLA Athletic Hall of Fame. He is one of 8 athletes who will be inducted in the 2021 class.
Our first new member of the UCLA Athletic Hall of Fame is @Dodgers star Trevor Bauer! @BauerOutage won the 2011 Golden Spikes Award as a member of the @UCLABaseball team before winning the 2020 NL Cy Young Award with the @Reds. #UCLAHoF2021 pic.twitter.com/m7T1kt3GJG
— UCLA Athletics (@UCLAAthletics) June 29, 2021
Bauer spent 3 years with the Bruins from 2009-2011 where he broke all kinds of records on the mound. His best season came in 2011 where he went 13-2 with 1.25 ERA and broke a Pac-10 single season record for strikeouts (203). That kind of elite production made him the first ever Bruin to win the Golden Spikes Award.
He joins a handful of current and former Dodgers who have also received the honor from UCLA, such as the iconic Jackie Robinson to current skipper Dave Roberts, who was a 2020 inductee.
After being drafted and debuting with the Arizona Diamondbacks, Bauer spent time with the Cleveland Indians and Cincinnati Reds before returning to Southern California to play for his hometown team.