Lake Charles Native Jace Peterson Gets At Bat In MLB World Series
Lake Charles Native Jace Peterson got to make his first career appearance on the biggest stage in baseball on Saturday, as Peterson got a pinch-hit at-bat during the World Series.
Jace Peterson, who had played for the Athletics, Brewers, Orioles, Yankees, Braves, and Padres since getting drafted back in 2011 with the 58th overall pick in the supplemental first round of the Major League Draft. Peterson was traded at the Trade Deadline this summer to the Arizona Diamondbacks. Peterson, a Lake Charles native, is on the active playoff roster for the D-Backs.
The Diamondbacks are facing off against the Texas Rangers in the 2023 World Series. Game 1 went in favor of the Rangers after Adolis Garcia hit a game-winning walk-off Home Run in the 11th inning. Game 2 was a tight contest until the later innings when the Dbacks would blow it open, and that would allow Peterson to get into the ball game with a pinch-hit at bat. The plate appearance caused a bit of a ruckus on social media though...
Arizona Diamondbacks designated hitter Tommy Pham had a chance to earn the first 5-for-5 World Series game in MLB history, but he turned it down to allow Peterson, a 33-year-old veteran, a chance to bat in the World Series.
Pham replied to some of the angrier fans on social media by saying...
I asked Torey, can Jace hit for me?? I wanted my dawg to get his first World Series at bat. Stop this narrative please.
Here is what Peterson had to say about the gesture by Pham to avoid history and get him his first World Series at bat...
"He did an awesome thing that a friend would do. I really can't say enough about it. I wasn't expecting it, but at the same time, not surprised. He's that kind of guy." - Jace Peterson
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