Here’s An Awesome Photo Of Brandon Crawford 20 Years Before Winning The World Series With The Giants

brandon crawford age 5

Only a handful of ballplayers ever get to live out their wildest childhood dreams by winning the World Series. However, even fewer ballplayers get to win the World Series just the way they imagined it—which is to say, with their hometown team. And that makes what we’ve seen the last two seasons all the more special.

You see, for the second straight year, we’ve seen an MLB player win the World Series with the team they grew up cheering for. Last year it was David Freese of the St. Louis Cardinals. This year it’s Brandon Crawford of the San Francisco Giants.

Crawford, the starting shortstop for the 2012 World Series Champions, grew up in the Bay Area, dreaming of one day winning the World Series with the Giants. In fact, in 1992, the San Francisco Chronicle ran a photo of a sad-looking 5-year-old Crawford standing next to a sign imploring the owner of the Giants not to move the team out of the city.

Well, luckily the team stayed. Who knows? Maybe it was the picture of little Brandon that did it. Either way, today Crawford is a hometown hero living out his childhood dreams.

Of course, when he was a kid pretending to win the World Series over and over in his parents’ back yard, he was probably imagining the Giants winning thanks to a home run he hit in the bottom of the 9th of Game 7. But you know, I’m sure he’ll take a strikeout by his closer in Game 4.

In any case, even if you’re not very happy that the Giants won this year, you have to admit, this is pretty cool.

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