Ben Zobrist was an absolute stud in the 2016 World Series. He went 10-for-28 in the series but his double into left in the top of the 10th in Game 7 was the one we will always remember. After a rally in the eighth by the Indians and a rain delay before the start of the tenth the game was tied at 6.
Kyle Schwarber started off the 10th with a base hit and Albert Almora Jr. was brought in to run. Almora tagged up on a fly to center and took second and the Indians intentionally put Anthony Rizzo on first base. Ben Zobrist walked to the plate with two on and one out.
In all the celebration and the revelry it is pretty easy to forget that Zobrist was 0-4 on the night headed into that legendary at bat. The Indians pitcher Bryan Shaw had gotten ahead of Zobrist in the count 1-2. Then Ben Zobrist swung the bat and solidified his place in Chicago Cubs history.
When Zobrist safely arrived at second base he pointed his hand up to the sky while Rizzo was in utter disbelief over on third base. The Cubs, of course, would go on to win the game while Zobrist won MVP. The man is absolutely clutch and Breaking T provided us with a shirt that capture the moment beautifully. You can purchase this officially licensed t-shirt here.
Thank you, Ben Zobrist.