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Former Husky Springer On “Sports Illustrated” Cover

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(Courtesy Sports Illustrates)

(Courtesy Sports Illustrates)

(CBS Connecticut) — George Springer of Avon Old Farms High School and the University of Connecticut,  now with the Houston Astros,  is featured on the cover of the latest issue of Sports Illustrated magazine.

Springer,  who was drafted by the  Astros after three seasons at UConn is the highest baseball draft pick in Husky history.  Since making his Major League Baseball debut April 16, through Tuesday night he has 54 hits in 225 at-bats —  14 of them home runs. That puts him in a tie for 19th in the majors this season.

 

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