BOSTON (CBS) — Steve Pearce grew up a Red Sox fan. Now he’s the MVP of a Boston World Series title.
Pearce was named MVP of Boston’s five-game win over the Los Angeles Dodgers, clubbing three homers and driving in eight runs during the series.
“It’s the best feeling of my life,” said Pearce, decked out in World Series champion gear and with his young daughter on his lap. “Growing up wishing you could be part of something like this, with that special group of guys out there. Celebrating with them, that was awesome.”
The first baseman homered twice in Sunday night’s Game 5 clincher; a two-run homer in the top of the first to give Boston an early 2-0 lead, and a solo shot in the eighth to give the Red Sox a 5-1 advantage.
Pearce also hit a key homer in Boston’s comeback win by in Game 4 Saturday night, tying the game at 4-4 with a solo shot in the eighth inning. He finished the Fall Classic hitting .333 (4-for-12) with three homers, a double and eight RBIs.
The 11-year veteran was a midseason pickup by Dave Dombrowski, acquired June 29 from the Toronto Blue Jays for a minor leaguer. It was a minor move at the time, but one that paid off in a major way for Boston.