PBATS Scholarship Endowment

About the Endowment:
The Professional Baseball Athletic Trainers’ Society awards three scholarships to Undergraduate and Post Professional Masters students.

PBATS Hall of Fame Scholarship

The mission of the Professional Baseball Athletic Trainers Society (PBATS) is to serve as an educational resource for the Major League and Minor League Baseball athletic trainers. PBATS serves its members by providing for the continued education of the athletic trainer as it relates to the profession, helping to improve their understanding of sports medicine so as to better promote the health of the constituency— professional baseball players. PBATS also serves as a resource to educate those outside the professional baseball athletic trainer community about the profession and about the athletic trainer’s integral position within the sports medicine team.

Recipients:
2017 Nicholas Cromidas, Washington State University

 

PBATS Bill Buhler, Clarence Livingood, Ralph Salvon and Jimmy Warfield Memorial Scholarship

Bill Buhler

Buhler, who spent 44 years with the Dodgers, became lead trainer in 1960, holding the position until his retirement after the 1995 season. For several years after that, he assisted the Long Beach State baseball program and attended fantasy camps at Dodgertown in Vero Beach, Fla.

Recipients:

2017     Cory Penfold, Hardin-Simmons University
2016     Thomas Henrie, Idaho State University

Clarence Livingood

Many called Clarence S. Livingood, M.D., “legendary,” not only for his leadership in dermatology but for his passion as team physician for the Detroit Tigers baseball organization. More Than a Baseball Fan Dr. Livingood, who had two years internal medicine training, became team physician for the Detroit Tigers in 1966. He became close to the team’s members, and especially close to Hall of Fame manager George “Sparky” Anderson.

Ralph Salvon

Salvon spent 36 years as a professional baseball trainer, 31 of them with the Orioles organization. He held the head trainer’s position for the past 20 years. He graduated from Gus Mauch’s training school in St. Augustine, Fla., in 1952 and immediately joined the St. Louis Browns farm system and followed the St. Louis franchise to Baltimore in 1954. He was a trainer for various Orioles minor league teams through 1961, when he joined the Houston Astros organization. One of his stops in the minors was with the Oklahoma City 89ers in the early 1960s. He rejoined Baltimore in 1966.

 

PBATS President’s Endowed Mentor Scholarship

The mission of the Professional Baseball Athletic Trainers Society (PBATS) is to serve as an educational resource for the Major League and Minor League Baseball athletic trainers. PBATS serves its members by providing for the continued education of the athletic trainer as it relates to the profession, helping to improve their understanding of sports medicine so as to better promote the health of the constituency — professional baseball players.

Recipients:
2017 Ian McGinnis, Temple University