World Series 2017: UConn alumnus George Springer reps Huskies on insole of special cleats
Houston Astros outfielder George Springer is channeling his inner Michael Jordan and representing his college while playing professionally.
Jordan famously wore his North Carolina shorts underneath his Chicago Bulls shorts. Game 1 of the World Series is Tuesday night, when the Los Angeles Dodgers host the Astros, and Springer will wear custom-made cleats that have the UConn Husky logo on the insoles of his cleats.
Springer is one of 39 former NCAA student-athletes to appear on the 40-man rosters of the two World Series participants. Springer was born in New Britain, Connecticut, before attending UConn, where he was named the 2011 Big East Player of the Year before being drafted 11th overall in the 2011 MLB Draft.
Take a look at Springer's cleats below.
Andy Wittry has written for SI.com, Sporting News, the Indianapolis Star, Louisville Courier-Journal and Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
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