Hog connection in WS

Of course there is Benintendi. Pure greatness. But Kershaw pitched in HS for the Highland Park Scots, where Chandler Morris plays and John Stephen Jones played. Benintendi got an RBI double off Kershaw earlier.

Last year we had two, Dallas Keuchel and Logan Forsythe. One this year ain’t bad. Right now I’d say Benny is the early leader for Series MVP.

Arkansas has had at least one former player in eight of the past 12 World Series. It was almost nine, but Matt Reynolds was taken off the Mets’ roster on the day the 2015 World Series began.

I knew it was something like that but I didn’t have time on my break at work at 11:49 p.m. to research.

And there are seven SEC players on the Boston roster.

Drew Pomeranz, P, Ole Miss
David Price, P, Vanderbilt
Ian Kinsler, IF, Mizzou
Mitch Moreland, IF, Mississippi St
Steve Pearce, IF, South Carolina
Benny, OF, Arkansas
Jackie Bradley, Jr., OF, South Carolina

The Dodgers have a couple.

Walker Buehler, P, Vanderbilt
Alex Wood, P, Georgia