(11.26) And the public is invited. Classical High alum and World Series MVP, Jeremy Peña, will be honored Saturday at 2pm for being so awesome and giving his hometown something to cheer about this season. You can join all the usual suspects (politicians, donors) at the Providence Career and Technical Academy (PCTA) on Fricker Street to welcome Peña home . . . and make some noise! A recap of his remarkable rookie year from WPRI:
In his rookie season, the 25-year-old helped his team win it all and was named MVP of both the ALCS and the World Series. He became the first rookie hitter in history to win a World Series MVP award, and to top it off, he also earned an American League Gold Glove.
And let’s not forget, the Astros only got to the playoffs because Dominican-born La Tormenta finally hit the game-winning homerun in the 18th inning of the division playoff game against Seattle. Here are his stats after his first year of play.
The event is free and open to the public. Guests are asked to use the PCTA’s Cranston Street gym entrance (which is exactly not where this photo was taken . . . other side . . . you’ll find it).
Doors 1:40pm, event 2pm to 3:30pm, Saturday, November 26, PCTA, 41 Fricker Street, (directions)