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October 25, 2012

Courrier column: Former MoonDog has World Series rooting section in Mankato

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This season, Crawford has established himself as the Giants’ shortstop, batting .248 in 143 games.

In the Series opener, he was 0 for 4 but didn’t make any errors in the Giants’ 8-3 victory.

And Mankato celebrated.

Curtis Granderson played in the 2006 World Series with Detroit, but that team lost to St. Louis in five games.

If the Giants win this Series, Crawford will become the first MoonDogs player to win a ring. You could see seven years ago that he was an elite player, but there have been other outstanding players to come through the MoonDogs’ organization.

It’s crazy to see them on TV, playing for baseball’s biggest team prize.

 

Chad Courrier is a Free Press staff writer. To contact him, call 507-344-6353, e-mail at ccourrier@mankatofreepress.com, check out his local sports blog at www.mankatofreepress.com or follow his Twitter feed @ChadCourrier.

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