Former Yale Standout Breslow, Boston Red Sox Win World Series
Photo courtesy of Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox
BOSTON -- Former Yale standout Craig Breslow can now call himself by a new name: World Series Champion. Breslow and the Boston Red Sox defeated the St. Louis Cardinals in six games, winning in Boston last night, 6-1 to clinch the title.
Breslow was instrumental in his team's run to the championship. He appeared in 10 games, including three in the World Series, and went 1-0 with a 2.45 ERA. He allowed just six hits and struck out six, while limiting opposing batters to a .231 batting average.
In the ALCS, Breslow pitched 3.1 innings, allowing one hit while striking out two. He limited Detroit Tigers batters to .091 at the plate, including a 1-2-3 eighth inning in game 6 after the Red Sox had taken a 5-2 lead.
Breslow is the first Ivy to be a part of a World Series-winning team since fellow Bulldog Ron Darling with the Mets in 1986.
Prior to Breslow, the last Ivy to reach the World Series was Columbia's Fernando Perez in 2008, while he was with the Rays. Perez appeared in one game as a pinch-runner. Dartmouth's Mike Remlinger was a pitcher with the Braves in 1999 when they reached the World Series. Brad Ausmus, who appeared in the 2005 World Series with the Houston Astros, graduated from Dartmouth but did not play baseball for the Big Green.