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Joc Pederson's great answer on how the Braves won the World Championship

Joc Pederson’s great answer on how the Braves won the World Championship

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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Atlanta Braves’ Jock Pederson celebrates after hitting a home double during the fourth inning in Game Two of the National League Baseball Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday, October 17, 2021, in Atlanta.
(AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

“He scores more kicks than the other team,” Pedersen said. Sports Illustrated.

Simple enough.

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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.

Atlanta Braves right-hander Jock Pederson is seen during batting practice Monday, October 25, 2021, in Houston, in preparation for Game 1 of tomorrow's World Baseball Championship between the Houston Astros and the Atlanta Braves.

Atlanta Braves right-hander Jock Pederson is seen during batting practice Monday, October 25, 2021, in Houston, in preparation for Game 1 of tomorrow’s World Baseball Championship between the Houston Astros and the Atlanta Braves.
(AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

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.

Atlanta Braves player Eddie Rosario, right, congratulates the Atlanta Braves, Jock Pederson, after he scored two goals in the ninth inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 4 of the National League Baseball Championship Series on Wednesday, October 20, 2021, in Los Angeles.

Atlanta Braves player Eddie Rosario, right, congratulates the Atlanta Braves, Jock Pederson, after he scored two goals in the ninth inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 4 of the National League Baseball Championship Series on Wednesday, October 20, 2021, in Los Angeles.
(AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

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The Braves and Astros play the first game Tuesday night at 8:09 p.m. ET.