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Former Panther Strahm Makes MLB All-Star Game



Chanute, KS ( – Matt Strahm a standout player for the Neosho County Community College Baseball team can add “MLB All-Star” to his long list of accolades.

Strahm, a 2012 graduate from Neosho County Communiuty College, was named a 2024 MLB All-Star on Sunday and will represent the Philadelphia Phillies and the National League as a relief pitcher for the game. A ninth year veteran in the MLB, Strahm is 4-1 this season and boast an impressive 1.59 earned run average with 45 strikeouts in just 34 innings pitched. With a strong season going Strahm is one of seven Phillies to make the All-Star game. The Phillies 58-32, are first place in the National League East and have the best record currently in the MLB.

Strahm is the second ever Jayhawk Conference player to make the All-Star game, the first was “Junior” Spivey from Cowley County in 2002 when he was playing for the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Neosho County Head Baseball Coach Steve Murry when asked about Strahm, “Matt is a self made man – by that I mean he outworks everyone. He had a plan to make it and worked very hard to accomplish his goal of becoming a big league pitcher.” Now an MLB All-Star Strahm can forever show that with all his hard work he indeed made it. Murry continued on, “Becoming an All-Star is the pinnacle of success as a big league pitcher, being selected by the players is even cooler than being selected by the fans.” Coach referring to the fact that MLB Pitchers are selected to the All-Star game by the MLB players, whereas the position players are selected to the game by the fans.

The 2024 MLB All-Star Game is set to be played Tuesday, July 16 at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas.