The Houston Astros won the World Series for the first time in its 56-year-old franchise late on Wednesday night with a 5-1 Game 7 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers. One of the post-season players heralded for his outstanding play was third baseman Alex Bregman, the former LSU standout.
Bregman, 23, who was born in Albuquerque, N.M., is the great-grandson of Russian-Jewish immigrants. As a youth, he attended Reform temple Congregation Albert, the oldest Jewish institution in the state.
Bregman’s walk-in single in Game 5 ended the second-longest game in World Series history on Sunday night, when both teams were deadlocked 12-12 in the tenth inning. Houston went on to win 13-12 the next day, Monday, after five hours and 17 minutes.
Bregman scored a run and was credited with several excellent defensive plays in the seventh and deciding game played at Dodger Stadium.