UConn’s Springer Makes His Mark In Majors

HOUSTON, TX - JUNE 26: George Springer #4 of the Houston Astros waits in the dugout during the fourth inning of their game against the Atlanta Braves at Minute Maid Park on June 26, 2014 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)
George Springer
HOUSTON, TX - JUNE 26: George Springer #4 of the Houston Astros waits in the dugout during the fourth inning of their game against the Atlanta Braves at Minute Maid Park on June 26, 2014 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)
HOUSTON, TX - JUNE 26: George Springer #4 of the Houston Astros waits in the dugout during the fourth inning of their game against the Atlanta Braves at Minute Maid Park on June 26, 2014 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)
HOUSTON, TX - JUNE 26: George Springer #4 of the Houston Astros rounds third base after hitting a solo home run during the seventh inning of their game against the Atlanta Braves at Minute Maid Park on June 26, 2014 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)
George Springer
HOUSTON, TX - JUNE 26: George Springer #4 of the Houston Astros rounds third base after hitting a solo home run during the seventh inning of their game against the Atlanta Braves at Minute Maid Park on June 26, 2014 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)
HOUSTON, TX - JUNE 26: George Springer #4 of the Houston Astros rounds third base after hitting a solo home run during the seventh inning of their game against the Atlanta Braves at Minute Maid Park on June 26, 2014 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)
NAHEIM, CA - JULY 05: George Springer #4 of the Houston Astros reacts to his strikeout to end the game in front of Hank Conger #16 of the Los Angeles Angels at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on July 5, 2014 in Anaheim, California. The Angels won 11-5. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
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NAHEIM, CA - JULY 05: George Springer #4 of the Houston Astros reacts to his strikeout to end the game in front of Hank Conger #16 of the Los Angeles Angels at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on July 5, 2014 in Anaheim, California. The Angels won 11-5. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
NAHEIM, CA - JULY 05: George Springer #4 of the Houston Astros reacts to his strikeout to end the game in front of Hank Conger #16 of the Los Angeles Angels at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on July 5, 2014 in Anaheim, California. The Angels won 11-5. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
ANAHEIM, CA - JULY 03: George Springer #4 of the Houston Astros makes a catch for an out of Chris Iannetta #17 of the Los Angeles Angels during the fourth inning at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on July 3, 2014 in Anaheim, California. David Freese #6 would score on the sacrifice fly. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
George Springer
ANAHEIM, CA - JULY 03: George Springer #4 of the Houston Astros makes a catch for an out of Chris Iannetta #17 of the Los Angeles Angels during the fourth inning at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on July 3, 2014 in Anaheim, California. David Freese #6 would score on the sacrifice fly. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
ANAHEIM, CA - JULY 03: George Springer #4 of the Houston Astros makes a catch for an out of Chris Iannetta #17 of the Los Angeles Angels during the fourth inning at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on July 3, 2014 in Anaheim, California. David Freese #6 would score on the sacrifice fly. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
ARLINGTON, TX - JULY 08: George Springer #4 of the Houston Astros celebrates with Carlos Corporan #22 of the Houston Astros after hitting a solo home run in the top of the third against the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Park in Arlington on July 8, 2014 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
George Springer, Carlos Corporan
ARLINGTON, TX - JULY 08: George Springer #4 of the Houston Astros celebrates with Carlos Corporan #22 of the Houston Astros after hitting a solo home run in the top of the third against the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Park in Arlington on July 8, 2014 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
ARLINGTON, TX - JULY 08: George Springer #4 of the Houston Astros celebrates with Carlos Corporan #22 of the Houston Astros after hitting a solo home run in the top of the third against the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Park in Arlington on July 8, 2014 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
ANAHEIM, CA - JULY 05: George Springer #4 of the Houston Astros is hit by a pitch from Hector Santiago #53 of the Los Angeles Angels during the third inning at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on July 5, 2014 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
George Springer
ANAHEIM, CA - JULY 05: George Springer #4 of the Houston Astros is hit by a pitch from Hector Santiago #53 of the Los Angeles Angels during the third inning at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on July 5, 2014 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
ANAHEIM, CA - JULY 05: George Springer #4 of the Houston Astros is hit by a pitch from Hector Santiago #53 of the Los Angeles Angels during the third inning at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on July 5, 2014 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
ARLINGTON, TX - JULY 09:  George Springer #4 of the Houston Astros hits a two run home run during the seventh inning against the Texas Rangers on July 9, 2014 at Globe Life Park in Arlington in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Cooper Neill/Getty Images)
George Springer
ARLINGTON, TX - JULY 09: George Springer #4 of the Houston Astros hits a two run home run during the seventh inning against the Texas Rangers on July 9, 2014 at Globe Life Park in Arlington in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Cooper Neill/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** George Springer
ARLINGTON, TX - JULY 09: George Springer #4 of the Houston Astros hits a two run home run during the seventh inning against the Texas Rangers on July 9, 2014 at Globe Life Park in Arlington in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Cooper Neill/Getty Images)
HOUSTON, TX - JUNE 29: George Springer #4 of the Houston Astros makes a leaping catch at the wall in the sixth inning on a fly ball by Miguel Cabrera #24 of the Detroit Tigers at Minute Maid Park on June 29, 2014 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
George Springer
HOUSTON, TX - JUNE 29: George Springer #4 of the Houston Astros makes a leaping catch at the wall in the sixth inning on a fly ball by Miguel Cabrera #24 of the Detroit Tigers at Minute Maid Park on June 29, 2014 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
HOUSTON, TX - JUNE 29: George Springer #4 of the Houston Astros makes a leaping catch at the wall in the sixth inning on a fly ball by Miguel Cabrera #24 of the Detroit Tigers at Minute Maid Park on June 29, 2014 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
ARLINGTON, TX - JULY 08: George Springer #4 of the Houston Astros celebrates with Chris Carter #23 of the Houston Astros after scoring on a RBI single hit by Matt Dominguez #30 of the Houston Astros in the top of the first inning against the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Park in Arlington on July 8, 2014 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
George Springer
ARLINGTON, TX - JULY 08: George Springer #4 of the Houston Astros celebrates with Chris Carter #23 of the Houston Astros after scoring on a RBI single hit by Matt Dominguez #30 of the Houston Astros in the top of the first inning against the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Park in Arlington on July 8, 2014 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
ARLINGTON, TX - JULY 08: George Springer #4 of the Houston Astros celebrates with Chris Carter #23 of the Houston Astros after scoring on a RBI single hit by Matt Dominguez #30 of the Houston Astros in the top of the first inning against the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Park in Arlington on July 8, 2014 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
ST PETERSBURG, FL - JUNE 21: George Springer #4 of the Houston Astros dives near the wall trying to make the catch of a double from a Matt Joyce #20 of the Tampa Bay Rays in the fifth inning at Tropicana Field on June 21, 2014 in St Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Scott Iskowitz/Getty Images)
George Springer
ST PETERSBURG, FL - JUNE 21: George Springer #4 of the Houston Astros dives near the wall trying to make the catch of a double from a Matt Joyce #20 of the Tampa Bay Rays in the fifth inning at Tropicana Field on June 21, 2014 in St Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Scott Iskowitz/Getty Images)
ST PETERSBURG, FL - JUNE 21: George Springer #4 of the Houston Astros dives near the wall trying to make the catch of a double from a Matt Joyce #20 of the Tampa Bay Rays in the fifth inning at Tropicana Field on June 21, 2014 in St Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Scott Iskowitz/Getty Images)
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