As if this year's World Series couldn't get crazier — the Chicago Cubs' very own starting pitcher for Game 7, Kyle Hendricks, once pitched against Penn as a member of Dartmouth's Big Green baseball team.
Before Hendricks rose up to the Major League, he joined Dartmouth and pitched the clinching game against Cornell in the best-of-three Ivy League Championship Series as a freshman in 2009 — his skill of pitching series-deciding games was acquired early on in his career.
When Hendricks faced off against Penn in 2011, the junior recorded six strikeouts. Those six helped him reach his Dartmouth career total of 174, good enough to get him drafted in 2013.
Now, in 2016, Hendricks finished his MLB breakout season with 2.16 ERA — top of the league in that category.
We'll see if he lets any runs in tonight.
Game 7 of the World Series kicks off tonight at 8pm.
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