Congratulations to our alumni Trevor Bauer and Mike Montgomery on their historic performances in the World Series! Trevor and Mike played as teammates here at Hart High School and have gone on to have some amazing professional baseball careers!
Trevor Bauer graduated from Hart High School and continued to play baseball for UCLA. He was named the Pac-12 Pitcher of the year and College Player of the Year by Baseball America in 2011. He set a nation-leading and Pac-12 single-season record of 203 strikeouts and was the recipient of the Golden Spikes Award. Trevor was drafted third overall in the 2011 Major League Baseball Draft by the Arizona Diamondbacks. He made his major league debut on July 18, 2012. On December 11, 2012, Trevor was traded to the Cleveland Indians. Coincidentally, Bauer had his first major league hit against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field in 2015. After starting games #2 and #5 in the World Series, Trevor ended up closing for the Cleveland Indians in game #7. He retired two batters in the top of the 10th inning with two runners on base to end the inning.
Mike Montgomery graduated from Hart High School and was drafted 36th overall in the first round of the 2008 major league draft. He was traded to the Tampa Bay Rays on December 9, 2012, in exchange for Wade Davis and James Shields (another Hart Alumni now pitching for the Chicago White Sox). On March 31, 2015, Mike was traded to the Seattle Mariners. Mike made his major league debut on June 2, 2015, against the New York Yankees. On July 20, 2016, Mike was traded to the Chicago Cubs. Mike was brought in at the bottom of the 10th inning in game #7 of the 2016 World Series after the Indians scored a run making the score 7-8 with two outs. Mike threw two pitches to earn his first career save and a spot in baseball lore. He threw a 73-mph curveball on the outside corner for a strike, and followed it with another curveball that resulted in a groundball that was scooped up by Kris Bryant and thrown to first base to get the last out of the game. With that, the Cubs claimed the 2016 World Series title, and ended a 108-year championship drought for the Chicago Cubs.
Out Hart family is proud of both of their performances in an amazing series that will be remembered for years to come!