Atlanta Braves Defender Jock Pederson will play in his third World Championship in four years when the first game begins on Tuesday night against Houston Astros.
Pedersen was with Los Angeles Dodgers When he appeared at the 2018 World Championships and won last season’s World Championship with the Dodgers in 2020. On Monday night he was asked what the Braves should do to win their first championship since 1995 and gave some sage advice.
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“He scores more kicks than the other team,” Pedersen said. Sports Illustrated.
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Braves got Pederson from Chicago Cubs in the middle of the season. He was part of the wheel and tackle the brave after Ronald Acuna Jr. went down with a knee injury at the end of the season. Atlanta not only traded Pederson, but also Eddie Rosario and Adam Duvall as well.
Since joining Atlanta, Pederson has hit .249 with .752 OPS, seven home runs and 22 RBI.
MLB.com Note that if Pederson wins the World Championship with the Braves, he will be the ninth MLS player ever to win two World Championships in consecutive seasons with two different teams. Ben Zobrist, Jake Bevy, Ryan Thiriot, Jack Morris, Don Gullit, Bill Skorron, Clem Labin, and Ally Clark.
The Braves and Astros play the first game Tuesday night at 8:09 p.m. ET.
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