Michael Cuddyer Autograph Signing

Fan HQ has arranged a private signing with Michael Cuddyer!
$25 each for basic items
$25 each for jerseys, bats, game used, oversized (larger than 16×20)
$15 per inscription (4 word max)
100% of Michael’s proceeds benefit the Cuddyer Family charities!

Autographs By Mail (Price includes item, autograph and shipping):
Cuddy Signed Twins 8×10 Photo – Click Here to Order: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=TBB4EBQ8XSGTC
Cuddy Signed Rockies 8×10 Photo – Click Here to Order: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=KSUB4HGB6YNNY
Cuddy Signed Major League Baseball – Click Here to Order:https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=ZAGNV9XCDP4DL

Each item will include a Certificate of Authenticity detailing the signing date and location with matching tamper-proof holograms!

Bring (or mail) your items to Fan HQ in Ridgedale Center before Friday, May 10th to have them signed by Michael!

Call 952-545-6460 for more information.

*Note: This is a private signing event which will be managed by Fan HQ and take place in Chicago. There will not be an opportunity for fan meet-and-greets.

Michael likes his new environs

CLICK HERE to check out the interview video and story with Michael from his first Spring Training in Arizona with the Colorado Rockies.

Heart & Hustle Nominee

Michael is the Twins nominee for the MLBPA “Heart & Hustle Award”.

The Heart & Hustle Award is voted on by Major League Alumni, active players and fans and is presented annually to a player who demonstrates a passion for the game of baseball and best embodies the values, spirit and traditions of the game. The Heart & Hustle Award will be presented on Thursday, Nov. 3.

Vote now at: http://mlbpaa.mlb.com/mlbpaa/events/heartandhustle/index.jsp

Roberto Clemente Award Nominee

By Rhett Bollinger / MLB.com

MINNEAPOLIS — As an 11-year veteran and a student of the game, Michael Cuddyer knows plenty about Roberto Clemente and the importance of giving back to the community.

That’s why Cuddyer was thrilled to be named the Twins’ nominee for this year’s Roberto Clemente Award, which is given annually to the Major League Baseball player who “best exemplifies the game of baseball, sportsmanship, community involvement and the individual’s contribution to his team,” as voted on by baseball fans and members of the media.

“It’s a tremendous honor for the organization to think that highly of you for giving back to the community,” Cuddyer said. “You don’t do it for the recognition, but it’s definitely nice to be recognized.”

All 30 nominees have immersed themselves in the type of humanitarian and community efforts that distinguished the life of Clemente, a life that ended at age 38 on New Year’s Eve 1972, when the plane he was using to deliver aid to Nicaraguan earthquake victims crashed.

“He was one of the great ambassadors for the game and for all of humanity,” Cuddyer said. “I think having him as the namesake for that award is perfect. So, to be nominated for that and have your name as one of those award recipients is really cool. It just lets you know you’re doing things the right way.”

Fans will once again have the opportunity to participate in the selection of the national winner. They can cast votes for any of the 30 club nominees through Oct. 9.

The fan-ballot winner will be tallied as one vote among those cast by a special selection panel of baseball dignitaries and media members. The panel includes Commissioner Bud Selig and Vera Clemente, widow of the Hall of Fame right fielder.

Voting fans also will be automatically registered for a chance to win a trip for four to the 2011 World Series to see the national winner presented with the Roberto Clemente Award.

Cuddyer, the Twins’ longest-tenured player, is one of baseball’s most active participants when it comes to community efforts.

He’s the lone player representative on the board of directors for the Twins Community Fund, which is a non-profit organization that works to enrich local and regional communities by providing resources for the healthy development of children and families through an association with baseball, softball and the Twins. As a board member, Cuddyer helps direct grant and program funds to worthy organizations and assists in organizing Twins players to participate in fundraisers for the organizations.

He also acts as a spokesman for the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Twin Cities through local public service announcements, and assists the clubs through his participation in a number of fundraisers, including serving as emcee for the annual “FS North Kids in the City” fundraiser.

In 2007, he founded the “Michael Cuddyer Celebrity Waiter Dinner,” an event that brings his teammates together to serve as waiters to donors, and has raised more than $250,000 for the clubs to date.

He also founded the community ticket program called “Cuddy’s Buddies” in 2006. Since then, more than 26,000 children have attended a Twins game for free as part of the program.

Those examples are simply just a few of the ways that Cuddyer gives back to his community, as he feels it’s an essential part of being a big league player.

“I don’t care what anybody says — we’re obligated to give back,” Cuddyer said. “The community accepts you and takes you in, so it’s only the right thing to do to give back to those guys and people who are less fortunate.”

Cheerful Givers On-Line Auction

One of Michael’s favorite charities – Cheerful Givers – is currently running an on-line auction with some great Twins autographed items – including a number of unique items signed by Cuddy!

View the auction items HERE.

The auctions end September 16 so get your bids in now and support a great cause!

Meet Michael on Saturday, August 6

Michael will be making a public autograph appearance at Festival Foods in White Bear Lake on Saturday, August 6 from 11:00am-12:00pm. Autographs at the event are free!

The White Bear Lake Festival Foods is located at:

2671 County Road E E
White Bear Lake, MN 55110

0.00 ERA

For the first time in his career, Michael pitched in a Major League Game.  Michael took the mound in the 8th inning of the 7/25 game versus the Texas Rangers.

Michael allowed two hits and walked one but did not allow a run and stranded the bases loaded.  The Twins fell to the Rangers 20-6.

Cuddy is the fifth Twins position player to pitch in a game, joining Julio Becquer, Cesar Tovar, Dan Gladden and John Moses.  A position player last pitched for the Twins in 1990.

Meet Michael at Twins Unplugged – July 20

Michael will host the next Twins Unplugged event on Wednesday, July 20th at the Park Tavern in St. Louis Park (MAP).  Michael will be joined by Twins teammates Delmon Young and Luke Hughes.  The event runs from 7:00-8:30pm.

The first 100 fans to arrive will receive a ticket allowing them to get one autograph from each player.  Tickets run out quickly so arrive early to get yours.

Come out and listen to the 2011 All-Star and his teammates talk about Twins baseball!

All-Star Game Viewing Party

Join MichaelCuddyer.com at Bunny’s Sports Bar in St. Louis Park (MAP) on Tuesday, July 12th to watch Cuddy represent the Twins in the 2011 All-Star Game.  Seating begins at 6:30pm and the game starts at 7:00pm.

Admission to this family-friendly event is free and Bunny’s will provide FREE hot dogs, chips and popcorn from 6:30-7:30.  There will be giveaways and prize drawings throughout the game.

The first 24 people* to arrive will receive an All-Star gift bag with a limited edition Cuddy t-shirt, gift certificates, coupons, and more.  Michael Cuddyer autographed cards will be randomly inserted in the gift bags!

Bunny’s party room seats 70 people and there is ample seating in the main room.  Seating is available on a first-come basis so arrive early to get your spot!

For more information click the CONTACT US link above or call 952-545-6460

*Must be 21 or older to receive a gift bag.

Michael Cuddyer – All Star!

Michael Cuddyer has been named as a member of the 2011 American League All-Star Team!  This is Cuddy’s first All-Star selection.  For full coverage and reaction from Michael CLICK HERE.