Saturday, October 25, 2014

Immigrant of the Day: Gregor Blanco (Venezuela), San Francisco Giants

Born in Venezuela, Gregor Blanco is the center fielder and leadoff hitter for the San Francisco Giants and played in the team's Game 3 of the World Series last night.  He also has played with the Atlanta Braves and Kansas City Royals.  Blanco signed a minor league contract with the San Francisco Giants in November 2011, and was selected to be part of the Giants' 2012 Opening Day roster as an outfielder.

The San Francisco Giants won the third game of the National League Championship Series against the St. Louis Cardinals with a 5-4 walk-off win in 10 innings. With a runner on base, Blanco squared up to sacrifice bunt.  He bunted and the pitcher threw the ball into right field allowing the runner to score.


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