David Price Trademarks
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September 12, 2023
David Taylor Price is a pitcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers and the founder of Project One Four – A David Price Foundation.
Born on August 26, 1985, in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, David Price began playing baseball before he started school. By the time he reached Blackman High School in Murfreesboro, he was a standout athlete in both basketball and baseball.
As a high school sophomore, Price was named Rutherford County Male Athlete of the Year in 2002. As a junior, he was again named County Athlete of the Year and Rutherford County MVP Pitcher. As a senior in 2004, he was once again named County Athlete of the Year and County MVP Pitcher, as well as Co-District 7AAA Pitcher of the Year. In addition, he was asked to play in the High School All-America Game that year.
Price earned an academic scholarship to attend Vanderbilt University. As a freshman, he recorded 92 strikeouts in 69+⅓ innings, and a 2.86 ERA in 19 games. As a sophomore, he had 155 strikeouts and a 4.16 ERA in 110+⅓ innings pitched. For the season, he was named third-team All-American, second-team All-SEC, and first-team All-South Region.
As a junior, Price had a 2.63 ERA with 194 strikeouts over 133+⅓ innings, the most in the nation that year. He won the Roger Clemens Award, Brooks Wallace Award, American Baseball Coaches Association National Player of the Year, Baseball America College Player of the Year, Dick Howser Trophy, Golden Spikes Award, Collegiate Baseball National Player of the Year, SEC Male Athlete of the Year, SEC Pitcher of the Year, and was named a consensus All-American.
Price also played for the United States National Team in 2005 and 2006. In 2006, he helped the team win a gold medal at the World University Baseball Championship in Cuba.
In 2007, he was taken first overall in the Major League Baseball Draft by the Tampa Bay Rays. Price played in their minor league system before debuting for the Rays in 2008, as their relief pitcher that season. His first major league game was against the Yankees on September 14, 2008. During the next season, he had 23 starts and produced a 4.42 ERA, 102 strikeouts, and 54 walks. In 2010, Price had a 2.72 ERA, 188 strikeouts, and was the starting pitcher for the 2010 All-Star Game for the American League. In 2011, he started 34 games and had a 3.49 ERA with 218 strikeouts.
2012 would be an outstanding season for Price. At 27-years-old, he became the first 20-win pitcher for the Rays and also the youngest American League pitcher to accomplish that feat. He played in the 2012 MLB All-Star Game and won the AL Cy Young Award. Price continued to play well in the following two seasons, earning another All-Star nod in 2014. Halfway through the season, he was traded to the Detroit Tigers.
Price had 10 strikeouts in his debut with the Tigers. In his partial season with the Tigers, he recorded a 3.59 ERA and 82 strikeouts in 77+⅔ innings. He led the league in strikeouts that season with 271 and was named to the 2015 Major League Baseball All-Star Game, before being traded to the Toronto Blue Jays. He finished the season with the Blue Jays and was second in the running for the Cy Young Award that year.
Before the next season began, Price signed with the Boston Red Sox for $217 million over seven years. He recorded what was statistically his second-best season that year with 228 strikeouts. Price missed the beginning of the 2017 season due to an elbow injury and upon his return, would play as the relief pitcher for the rest of the season.
For the 2018 season, he had a 3.58 ERA and 177 strikeouts in 176 innings helping the team to a World Series win. He was named Comeback Player of the Year and won the Babe Ruth Award. Price was injured early in the 2019 season, suffering from left elbow tendinitis. During the same season, he was traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers. He is considered to be part of their 2020 World Series Winning Team, although he did not play in any of the World Series games. Price started in 11 games for the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 2021 season.
In 2015, David Price founded Project One Four – A David Price Foundation. In 2016, Project One Four – A David Price Foundation obtained a federal trademark registration for a logo that includes a silhouette of Price pitching and includes the words “PROJECT ONE FOUR A DAVID PRICE FOUNDATION” for charitable fundraising. The foundation raises money for projects that help children like Miracle Park, Books for Children, and Front Porch Ministries.
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