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Congratulations #SunDevil4Life Dustin Pedroia

Oct 31, 2013

Sun Devil Baseball alum Dustin Pedroia won his second World Series with the Boston Red Sox Wednesday night.

Pedroia played for the Sun Devils from 2002-04 and was a second round pick by the Red Sox in the 2004 MLB Draft.

A Sun Devil Baseball alum has now won the World Series 16 times and Pedroia joins Reggie Jackson and Sal Bando as just the third Sun Devil to repeat as a World Series champion. 

Pedroia’s accolades and accomplishments at ASU

- Hit .393 (96-for-244) in 2004 with 24 doubles, nine home runs, 48 RBI and a .502 on-base percentage.

- Two-time National Defensive Player of the Year.

- Golden Spikes Award Finalist and Dick Howser Player of the Year Award Semifinalist.

- 2004 First-Team Baseball America and Sports Weekly/USA Today All-American.

– 2004 second-team Collegiate Baseball/Louisville Slugger All-American.

– 2004 First-Team All-Pac-10 selection, becoming fourth ASU player to earn three consecutive All-Pac-10 awards.

- Hit safely in 48 of 59 games in 2004 and 155 of 185 in his career. Led the team with 34 extra base hits (24 2B, 1 3B, 9 HR).

- Recorded 30 multi-hit games this season and 98 in his career. Had 15 multi-hit games in ASU's last 25 contests.

- Has a pair of 10-game hitting streaks this season and seven career streaks of 10 or more games.

- Tied for the team lead with nine home runs and had 14 in his career. Entered the season with only five career homers.

- Rated as the No. 53 overall prospect by Baseball America and No. 16 rated position player for the 2004 MLB Draft.

- A career .384 (298-for-777) hitter to rank fourth in hits (298) and tied for seventh in batting (.384) in the ASU record books.

- Hit 71 career doubles, ranking third in the ASU career record book.

– Set the ASU and Pac-10 single-season record with 34 doubles in 2003. Old ASU record was 30 by Chris Bando in 1978.

- Named the 2003 Pac-10 Co-Player of the Year with Stanford's Ryan Garko and was a first-team All-American.

- Named the 2003 Defensive Player of the Year, he has a career .974 fielding percentage with only 21 errors in 802 total chances.

- Starting shortstop for USA Baseball National Team in 2002 and 2003, leading Team USA to a bronze medal in the Pan Am Games.

- NCAA All-Regional selection in 2002 (Mesa), 2003 (Tempe) and 2004 (Fullerton). Named 2003 Tempe Regional Most Outstanding Player.