Ben Zobrist named Most Valuable Player of World Series
Ben Zobrist had a tremendous World Series after The Bunt in Game 4 of the NLCS turned around the Cubs run to the Fall Classic. Zobrist delivered the game winner in the 10th inning in Game 7, a double down the left field line that plated pinch-runner Albert Almora Jr.
Zobrist finished The Series with 10 hits in 28 at-bats. Zobrist had two doubles, a triple and three walks. Zobrist scored five runs and had two RBI, none bigger than the two-strike knock to left that gave the Cubs the lead.
Ben Zobrist batted .357/.419/.500 with a .919 OPS in the seven games.
Ben Zobrist is actually the first player in Cubs’ history to win a World Series Most Valuable Player Award. And Zobrist was the first Cubs player since Stan Hack to record a go-ahead extra basehit in extra innings for a World Series game.
According to ESPN, Zobrist is the fourth player to win back-to-back World Series Championships in different leagues. Zobrist helped the Royals win The Series in 2015 after he was acquired from the A’s in July. Zobrist joined Jake Peavy (2013-14), Don Gullett (1976-77) and Bill Skowron (1962-63) as the only four players to accomplish the feat.
Ben Zobrist was signed to help get the Cubs over the hump and to win The Series. Zobrist stepped up on the biggest stage and drove in the go-ahead run in the 10th inning of the seventh game of The World Series.