Indians All-Star loses bet to teenagers, gets head shaven as hilarious punishment


Prior to the 2018 season, Cleveland Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor made a bet with some students at his old high school.

If the Montverde Academy baseball team was able to successfully complete an undefeated season, he would shave his head.

It was a rather significant gamble for Lindor, who is well known for his unique hairstyle.

Well, the Lake County, Florida-based squad held up its end of the bargain, defeating the Central Pointe Christian Academy team last week to cap off a 25-0 season.

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Lindor would have to pay up, and that’s exactly what he did on Thursday.

With the Indians off, the shortstop traveled to his alma mater and made an appearance during an assembly.

Members of the team then took turns using an electric razor to shave off his hair.

When it was all over, Lindor posted a photo to Instagram of his now-bald head. “When you loose (sic) a bet to your high school team and you gotta shave #25-0 #ShaveMyHead #EndResult,” he wrote in the caption.

Lindor bald head

Lindor, a standout player at Montverde Academy, was drafted eighth overall by the Indians in 2011, when he was just 17.

Was the feat accomplished by Montverde's baseball team impressive?

The 24-year-old has certainly lived up to his billing as a top prospect.

He finished second in the Rookie of the Year voting in 2015, despite the fact that he appeared in just 99 games, and he’s already a two-time All-Star.

Lindor is having another very strong campaign this season, with 10 home runs, 22 runs batted in, five stolen bases and a solid .292 batting average in the early going.

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In fact, he was even named AL Player of the Week for games played from April 30 to May 6. He smashed four home runs and drove in 10 runs during that span, while hitting .425.

The Indians, meanwhile, return to action Friday night, when they host the Kansas City Royals.

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Joe Setyon was a deputy managing editor for The Western Journal who had spent his entire professional career in editing and reporting. He previously worked in Washington, D.C., as an assistant editor/reporter for Reason magazine.
Joe Setyon was deputy managing editor for The Western Journal with several years of copy editing and reporting experience. He graduated with a degree in communication studies from Grove City College, where he served as managing editor of the student-run newspaper. Joe previously worked as an assistant editor/reporter for Reason magazine, a libertarian publication in Washington, D.C., where he covered politics and wrote about government waste and abuse.
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