That Springer-Dinger Astros Star

George Springer
A Champion of Many Talents

 

Have you yet purchased your copy of  “Houston’s Team, Houston’s Title, 2017 World Series Champions” by Astros broadcasting legend Bill Brown? If not, you need to do so. You’re missing out on the tightest, most accurate picture of the 2017 Playoffs and World Series, but also a compact, blows-your-mind-away picture of the club stars that contributed so much to team’s regular and fall season success.

Beyond the incomparable Jose Altuve, how could any of us who there to see the Astros kick Opening Day into a high gear with a roaring lead-off homer by George Springer and ultimate win over Seattle possibly have known back in April 2017 that we were witnessing the first of two bookend home runs that would bracket our entire scoring and long ball production for 2017 – going all the way through the 2nd inning, Game 7 two-run homer that he ultimately would bash as the last bell and whistle on the final, 5-1, victory score pasted against LA in Dodger Stadium back on November 1st?

Incredible.

As Bill Brown points out on Page 182, the following outcomes were the major achievements of 29-year old outfielder George Springer in 2017:

1) He was voted the Most Valuable Player of the 2017 World Series.

2) He tied a World Series record by hitting 5 home runs in the World Series,and one in each of the last 4 games.

3) George Springer also tied Barry Bonds on this mark. They are the only two players in history to register a homer, 3 walks, and 3 runs in a World Series game.

4) Springer also set a World Series record by banging out 8 extra base hits in the 2017 event.

5) Credit George with this one too. – His 29 extra bases in 2017 also are a World Series record.

6) In 2017, Springer won the Silver Slugger Award.

7) He set an Astros club record in 2017 with 34 home runs by a lead off man.

8) His 9 lead off home runs as the first batter in the game led MLB and posted up also as an Astros club record.

9) His 112 runs scored tied him for 2nd place in the American League 2017 season.

10) George Springer his .392 w/RISP and two outs.

11) Finally, he also lowered his season strikeout rate in 2017 to a measly 17.6%.

Need any more reasons to digest why We, The People of Astros Nation, are getting to enjoy this slide into 2018 on the wings last year’s surreality? Get your own copy of Bill Brown’s book and watch what happens when talent and destiny combine on the wings of hunger and desire.

Amazon.com is the place. $15.00, plus S&H, is the price – and the informational empowerment is priceless.

 

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Bill McCurdy

Principal Writer, Editor, Publisher

The Pecan Park Eagle

 

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