Mets’ leftfielder Michael Conforto may be in his MLB postseason but he is bringing lots of championship experience to the team, as just the third player in baseball history to have appeared in the Little League, College and MLB World Series.
Mets’ leftfielder Michael Conforto may be in his first MLB postseason but he is bringing lots of championship experience to the team, having appeared in the Little League, College and now MLB World Series.
Conforto appeared in the LLWS with the Redmond, Wash., team in 2004 and visited college baseball’s biggest stage in 2013, when his 11 home runs and 47 RBIs helped lift Oregon State to the College World Series, according to Little League International.
The rookie joins two other pros as the only people to complete the World Series hat trick. Pitcher Ed Vosberg appeared for Tuscon, Ariz., in Little League, the Arizona Wildcats in college, and the Florida Marlins at the pro level. While catcher Jason Varitek led Altamonte Springs, Fla., to the LLWS title game, made the College final with Georgia Tech and appeared in two World Series with the Red Sox.
Mets fans should also note that both Varitek's and Vosberg’s MLB teams won it all on their first appearances in the Fall Classic, so consider Conforto to be New York’s lucky charm.
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