Andrew Benintendi and the Boston Red Sox are the 2018 World Series champions after defeating the LA Dodgers 4 games to 1. Benintendi is the 4th Razorback to play on a championship team, and the second the last two seasons, joining Dick Hughes (St Louis, 1967), Eric Hinske (Boston, 2007; New York Yankees, 2009), and Kallas Keuchel (Houston, 2017).
After the game and celebration Benintendi got some air time to express his thoughts on his team’s postseason success.
During the World Series, Benintendi hit .333 with a double, 1 RBI, and 6 runs scored. His biggest game came against the best pitching when he recorded 4 hits in game 1, including 3 off of three-time Cy Young Award winner Clayton Kershaw. He also flashed the leather to make a leaping catch at the base of the Green Monster of Fenway Park, proving why he was selected as a finalist for a Gold Glove Award last week.
For the entire 2018 postseason, Benintendi hit .268 (15-for-56), including 5 multi-hit games, with 4 doubles, 5 RBI, 15 runs scored, and 2 stolen bases.