I think he is also the only player to win a series MVP for two different leagues. Gibson and Koufax won theirs in the NL, and Reggie won both of his in the AL. Seager won one for the NL Dodgers, and one for the AL Rangers. Good for Corey, and a tip o’ the cap to Adolis Garcia who set a bunch of RBI records this post-season, but to me one of the most interesting stories of the post-season was Nathan Eovaldi.
He came into this season with 67 wins and 68 losses in 11 years. That was a big improvement over his 15-35 career start, but he still wasn’t the guy who was expected to be a hero this year. Yet he led the Rangers in wins, had a winning percentage greater than .700 in the regular season, and was a perfect 5-0 in the post-season. What can ya say? “Horses for courses,” and Arlington is his course.
As for the D-Backs, they may be the most unlikely World Series team of all time. They were outscored by the opposition in the regular season. Counting the post-season, they were outscored for the year. They were outscored 30-21 by the Phillies in the NLCS, despite winning the series. Yet somehow they wended their way through that maze, won the pennant, and had a shot at the whole enchilada.