From SABR member Joe Posnanski at MLB.com on November 2, 2017:
Here they were in the biggest baseball game imaginable, two unlikely stars, one a player who started the year in the Minor Leagues and finished it as the youngest cleanup hitter in World Series Game 7 history, the other a once-tiny kid who felt alienated from the world because of the stutter that made him feel frozen.
Cody Bellinger and George Springer came into the biggest game of their young lives so hopeful. In this wild World Series between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Houston Astros, each one had been the hero. And each had been the goat. Each one had led his team to victory by making a stunning play or two. And each had struggled so savagely that his manager was asked to remove him from the lineup.
In so many ways, this tense, emotional, unpredictable, sometimes surreal, sometimes edgy, often joyful World Series surrounded Bellinger and Springer. They were at the heart of it all game after game.
Read the full article here: http://m.mlb.com/news/article/260436798/series-story-captured-by-springer-bellinger/
Originally published: November 2, 2017. Last Updated: November 2, 2017.