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Well-traveled Pearce finds a place _ as World Series MVP

LOS ANGELES — For a dozen years, Steve Pearce was on the move. From Pittsburgh to Houston to every single team in the AL East, just looking for a spot where he could stick.

He finally found his permanent place — in Red Sox lore.

The well-traveled Pearce wound up as the World Series MVP on Sunday night after hitting two home runs that sent Boston over the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-1 in Game 5.

A brief account of the career of the World Series MVP.

QLE Posted: October 29, 2018 at 01:41 AM | 7 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: mvp, steve pearce

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   1. Fernigal McGunnigle Posted: October 29, 2018 at 09:42 AM (#5778660)
2012 was a bit of a whirlwind for Mr Pearce. From BBRef:

November 3, 2011: Granted Free Agency.
December 15, 2011: Signed as a Free Agent with the Minnesota Twins.
March 27, 2012: Released by the Minnesota Twins.
March 29, 2012: Signed as a Free Agent with the New York Yankees.
June 2, 2012: Purchased by the Baltimore Orioles from the New York Yankees.
July 28, 2012: Selected off waivers by the Houston Astros from the Baltimore Orioles.
August 27, 2012: Purchased by the New York Yankees from the Houston Astros.
September 29, 2012: Selected off waivers by the Baltimore Orioles from the New York Yankees.
Two free agent deals, two waiver selections, and one cash trade,
   2. SoSH U at work Posted: October 29, 2018 at 10:19 AM (#5778687)
I'm sure, eventually, the Red Sox are going to regret trading within the division. Twice.
   3. Tom Nawrocki Posted: October 29, 2018 at 10:29 AM (#5778696)
Pearce had four walks and no strikeouts during the Series. That seems significant.
   4. Man o' Schwar Posted: October 29, 2018 at 01:53 PM (#5778958)
I remember Pearce having that crazy good season for Baltimore a few years back, and it seems like he found his groove as a platoon/bench player the past few years.

I really figured they would go with David Price for MVP, just for the whole narrative of him getting the monkey off his back, but I'm happy with Pearce. He's never going to sign a $100M deal, or sniff the All-Star team or Hall of Fame. Nice that he has this.
   5. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: October 29, 2018 at 01:55 PM (#5778964)
He's never going to sign a $100M deal, or sniff the All-Star team
I mean, the latter would just be creepy.
   6. Never Give an Inge (Dave) Posted: October 29, 2018 at 01:58 PM (#5778967)

I really figured they would go with David Price for MVP, just for the whole narrative of him getting the monkey off his back, but I'm happy with Pearce. He's never going to sign a $100M deal, or sniff the All-Star team or Hall of Fame. Nice that he has this.

Yeah, could have gone with either one. I was convinced that they would go with Price because the camera really followed him around during the post-game celebration.
   7. Pat Rapper's Delight (as quoted on MLB Network) Posted: October 29, 2018 at 02:03 PM (#5778974)
Although we share a last name, even down to the correct -- although apparently less popular -- spelling, I unfortunately don't think I'm any relation to Steve. Funny though is that Steve was my Mom's choice for my name and that's who I was going to be right up until a few days before I was born, when Dad won out and I got named after him instead. When my sister was born a few years later, Mom won that discussion so she got named Stephanie. Steve was always one of my favorite players to keep an eye on, but especially so now that he's forever part of Red Sox lore.

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