Steve Pearce earned MVP honors for the 2018 World Series.
He became the second player in Red Sox history with three home runs in the World Series, joining Carl Yastrzemski in 1967. The first blast was a shot that tied Game 4, and homers two and three came in Game 5 to help the Red Sox prevail.
— MLB Stat of the Day (@MLBStatoftheDay) October 29, 2018
Pearce, who has played for all five American League East teams, joined the Red Sox in June. The 35-year-old journeyman, who grew up a Red Sox fan, delivered on the game’s biggest stage.
Not only did he get a trophy, but he also took home a shiny, red 2019 Chevy Silverado. Pearce was thrilled to earn the award, but he credited his teammates and coaches for putting him in a position to succeed.
“We’re a bunch of grinders, and it’s awesome,” Pearce said on FOX. “The way we play, day in and day out, we expect that out of each other. This is exactly where we knew we were going to be.”
As for his personal path, Pearce acknowledged just how much this means to him after all he’s been through.
“Baseball’s a funny game,” he said. “The longer you stay in the game, great things can happen, and I’m very blessed to be here right now.”