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He had become one of the best baseball players in the world. “He has been proving himself every day of his life,” Debbie said. 307) Named to the MLB All-Star Game for the third time Named to the MLB All-Star Game for the second time Named to the MLB All-Star Game for the first time Won the AL MVP award Helped Boston win the World Series Named AL Rookie of the Year Played a full season with Boston Called up to play 31 games with the Boston Red Sox Chosen by the Boston Red Sox in the MLB draft Named ASU offensive MVP Named co-Player of the Year in ASU’s conference Set team and conference records with 34 doubles Set ASU freshman record for hits (82) Named ASU defensive MVP Started school at ASU Graduated from Woodland High School Named to the high school all-state team for the third time Named Metro Player of the Year for the Sacramento area Named to the high school all-state team for the second time Named Woodland baseball team MVP Named to the high school all-state baseball team Started at Woodland High School 29 Glossary batting average: a number that describes how often a baseball player makes a base hit conference: a group of sports teams that play one another designated hitter: a player who bats in place of the pitcher and doesn’t play in the field double: a hit in which the batter is able to reach second base safely draft: a yearly event in which professional teams take turns choosing new players from a selected group dugout: the area on the side of a baseball field where the players sit line drive: a batted ball that travels in a straight line manager: the top coach on a baseball team minor league: a group of teams where players improve their skills and prepare to advance to Major League Baseball playoffs: a series of games played at the end of the season to determine a champion rival: a team that often plays against another team rookie: a player who is playing his or her first season in the league scholarship: money given to a student by a school or another group to help pay for school scouts: people who judge the abilities of athletes shortstop: a baseball player who usually stands to the left of second base triple: a hit in which the batter is able to reach third base safely umpires: officials who makes sure players follow the rules at a sports event 30 further Reading & Websites Doeden, Matt.