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UConn in the MLB: Springer hitting dingers

UConn in the MLB: Springer hitting dingers

He’s on pace to have the best season of his career, and his OPS is currently over 150 points above what he finished with last year. While the Astros may be a game back from first place in the AL West, the Mariners have dropped off after their hot start, so Springer and the ‘Stros should be back on top in no time.

UConn in the MLB: Huskies have an up-and-down start to the season

UConn in the MLB: Huskies have an up-and-down start to the season

Springer and the Astros have been one of the few bright spots when it's come to alumni success. Although the former World Series MVP has been in a bit of a slump of late, his team has been one of the hottest in the league, winning nine of their last 10 games and sitting at No. 3 in the American League at 11-5. Springer is only hitting .208 over the last week, but since he got off to a hot start, his season average is still a solid .266, right around his average from last season.

UConn in the MLB: Springer wins World Series MVP

UConn in the MLB: Springer wins World Series MVP

George Springer is a UConn Husky, a First Team All-American, a first-round pick in the MLB Draft, an MLB All-Star and now a World Series MVP.

On Wednesday night, Springer went two-for-five with a home run and a double to help the Astros seal a 5-1 win over the LA Dodgers in game seven of the World Series. He also had two RBIs and two runs scored.