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The Team

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Jason Stanford

Managing Business Partner

Jason has been associated with baseball for the last 38 years when he started playing little league baseball in Tucson, Arizona.  As a participant of a strong little league he learned the value of what it was to have a strong work ethic.  This included working on his throwing mechanics regularly.  Jason was a member of 1994 Canyon Del Oro High School State Championship team.  Following his High School career, he attended Barton County Community College in Great Bend, Kansas (1996, 97) and earned Academic All-American. Following his completion at Barton County, he attended the University of North Carolina at Charlotte (1998, 99) and was a 2x All-Conference USA selection. Still holds the conference record for most consecutive conference wins in a row with 14. Following his outstanding career at UNC-Charlotte, Jason signed a Non-Drafted free agent contract with the Cleveland Indians in November 1999. In his first professional season he won the prestigious Bob Feller award as the Minor League Pitcher of the Year for the Indians (2000).  On July 6, 2003, Jason was blessed to make his Major League debut with the Indians against the Minnesota Twins.   He earned his first Major League win against Toronto Blue Jays on September 26, 2003. During his professional career, Jason was a member of TEAM USA 2001, 2003.   In 2001 while a member of Team USA he won a Silver Medal and Best World Pitcher in the World Cup. He was also a 2x Minor League All-star participant (2000, 2003).  Jason played 8 straight seasons for the Buffalo Bisons (AAA Club for Indians starting 2001).  He currently holds the record for career strikeouts with the Buffalo Bisons.    

In 2009, Jason started working for SportsTime Ohio and WKYC (NBC) as a baseball analyst for the Indians. In 2011 he started working as the Indians Pre and Post game Analyst. In 2013, he started working for Fox Sports continuing in same role as 2011. He currently owns Stanford Baseball Academy located in Niles, OH and Steel Valley Expos Non-Profit baseball program.

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David Knott

Managing Business Partner

David is a parent of a former collegiate Baseball baseball player who attended Mercyhurst University in Erie, Pennsylvania.  His son Cameron Knott had a very successful baseball career and in 2015 pitched in the Division 2 College World Series.  David saw the difference with Cameron using the Strikeout Strippz and that is how Perfect Throw USA came to fruition.   

David has been able to develop over the last 45 years a strong reputation in the building development / construction industry in both the residential and commercial sector.  He is known by some as a Master builder because of his uncanny knack for attention to detail and timely response to finishing projects.

He is also the founder and Chief Executive officer of a 501- C3 Non – Profit organization called, The VFR – Veterans & First Responders.  The VFR effort is 100% directed towards the first responder community of Military, Fire & Police. Due to career fatigue that can lead to devastating results at times. The VFR is spearheading to create the very first campus in the United States for these 3 responders groups, a place specifically designed for them to decompress, relax, rejuvenate & recover from the career fatigue.
David’s son Cameron no longer wears a baseball uniform, instead he now wears a blue uniform every day serving and protecting the City of Cleveland.  David is now a police officer Dad.  “most people never meet their Heroes, I raised mine!” . . . . .

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