ALCS MVP Jeremy Peña Makes Providence Proud

Astros rookie shortstop, and Classical High alum, Jeremy Peña, has been named the Most Valuable Player of the American League Championship Series! CBS Sports reports that Peña

. . . was named ALCS MVP after a dominant four-game series in which he went 6 for 18 (.333) with two doubles and two homers. He drove in four runs. Most notably, Peña hit the game-tying three-run home run in the third inning of Sunday’s series-clinching Game 4.

Hence his nickname: La Tormenta . . . The Storm.

The Peña family moved from Santo Domingo to Providence when Jeremy was 9 years old. From Wiki:

[Peña] attended Classical High School in Providence, playing baseball and running track and cross country. In 2014, his junior year, he batted .352. As a senior in 2015, he hit .390 with two home runs.

And don’t get me going on the game-winning homer in the 18th inning that finally ended that game in Seattle which for some reason I watched to the end. And then he took it to the Yankees. (I’m happy to see Peter Abraham of the Boston Globe refer to “winning the pennant” in his write-up. Nobody seems to use that term any more.)

So we have a dog in this fight! (It’s also fun seeing Christian Vazquez again . . . and on a winning team.) The 2022 World Series kicks off Friday, October 28, in Houston, on Fox. Oddsmakers favor the Astros.



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