Congratulations #SunDevil4Life Dustin Pedroia
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.