At barely 21 years old, Xander Bogaerts of Aruba, has been in the starting lineup at 3rd base for the Boston Red Sox this World Series. Bogaerts is one of only five players from Aruba to make it to the Major Leagues. Originally signed by the Red Sox in 2009 as an international free agent, Bogaerts has played for the Dominican Summer Leauge, Portland Sea Dogs and Pawtucket Red Sox. Bogaerts was promoted this past August to the Major Leagues and made his MLB debut on August 20 against the San Francisco Giants. Less than a month later he hit his first big league home run against the New York Yankees.
In an interview with Peter Gammons after the Red Sox took the ALCS, Xander Bogaerts talks about his excitement to be playing in the World Series, “We're a few days away from the World Series. I mean, I started in the Minors and to be here is unbelievable man. Sometimes I can't imagine.”
The games are tied up at 1 win for the Boston Red Sox and 1 win for the St. Louis Cardinals. Game 3 airs tomorrow night at 8:07pm.
Aruba says GO Xander Bogaerts and GO Boston Red Sox!
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