MLB News: Adolis Garcia is one of the most well known names across baseball right now. The Texas Rangers star was just named the American League Championship Series MVP as he became the first player to ever have a four hit and multi home run performance during game seven.
In the ALCS alone Adolis Garcia hit five home runs, collected 15 RBI, and had a 1.293 OPS over seven games as the Rangers defeated their in state rival the Houston Astros. Taking his statistics a bit further, throughout the entire postseason (12 games) he has seven home runs, 20 RBI, and a 1.102 OPS. This puts him within one RBI of a postseason record previously held by St. Louis Cardinals playoff hero David Freese.
Adolis Garcia of the Texas Rangers is one RBI away from tying a postseason RBI record held by St. Louis Cardinals playoff hero David Freese (MLB News).
In 2011 Cardinals star David Freese earned NLCS and World Series MVP honors. Throughout the playoffs that year (18 games), he set a postseason record with 21 RBI. He also collected five home runs, eight doubles, and had a 1.259 OPS.
Against the Milwaukee Brewers in the NLCS David Freese posted an absurd .546 batting average across six games. He also collected three out of his five home runs with nine RBI. A round later, coincidentally against the Texas Rangers, he hit one more long ball but had seven RBI.
With Adolis Garcia and the Texas Rangers advancing to the 2023 World Series he has a very good chance at tying and even breaking the RBI record that David Freese currently holds. Their opponent is still being determined as the Philadelphia Phillies and Arizona Diamondbacks will play a decisive game seven later on tonight.
Frequently Asked Questions
The St. Louis Cardinals traded Adolis Garcia to the Texas Rangers for cash considerations on Dec. 21, 2019. However, this decision didn't age well as Adolis Garcia, now 30, nicknamed as "El Bombi," emerged as the American League Championship Series MVP. This trade turned out to be a steal for the Rangers.
Adolis Garcia is called El Bombi due to a physical trait, not because he hits home runs. The nickname was given by his neighborhood friend who noticed his head's light bulb shape. The moniker has been widely embraced by fans, leading to its popular usage.
Adolis Garcia has played for multiple teams in his baseball career. A native of Ciego de Ávila, Cuba, Garcia began playing in Japan in 2016 before joining the Cardinals in the following year. He was then traded to the Rangers in 2019. While he was DFA'd twice, he eventually made his way back to the Texas roster.