Dustin Pedroia is one of the best second basemen in baseball, playing his entire career so far with the Boston Red Sox. Dustin is known for playing with heart and hustle and embodies the competitive spirit of baseball. Pedroia attended Arizona State University (ASU), where he played college baseball for the Arizona State Sun Devils baseball team. He was teammates with his future MLB rivals, Ian Kinsler and Andre Ethier. Pedroia never hit below .347 and had a career average of .384, starting all 185 games. Pedroia was drafted by the Red Sox in the second round of the 2004 Major League Baseball draft, with the 65th pick overall.
After Pedroia was drafted by the Red Sox in 2004, and made his major league debut in 2006, playing in 31 games. He became a full-time player in 2007, winning the AL Rookie of the Year award. When the Red Sox played the Indians in the 2007 ALCS Pedroia homered and doubled in Game 7 of the series, collecting five RBI to secure the Red Sox' spot in the World Series against the Rockies. In the World Series, Pedroia homered in the first at-bat of the series, making him only the second player, and the first rookie, to lead off the Series with a home run. The Red Sox went on to win their second World Series title in four seasons – and the first World Series championship for Pedroia. Pedroia turned it up to another level in the 2008 regular season and received AL MVP, Gold Glove and Silver Slugger awards. He was the first-ever Red Sox second baseman to win a Silver Slugger Award, hitting .326 with 17 homers over 726 PAs. Pedroia's long list of MLB accomplishments now includes two World Series wins, four All-Star games, four Gold Glove Awards, an American League MVP, and a Silver Slugger Award in 2008.
With so many accomplishments, it’s no wonder Dustin Pedroia is regarded as one of the best second basemen of his era. With his unforgettable college days in Arizona and his countless amazing moments with the Red Sox, Dustin Pedroia is truly a joy to watch. Our selection of authentic Dustin Pedroia signed memorabilia is perfect for any Red Sox fan who wants to own a true piece of Boston history from one of the best middle infielders in franchise history.
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