This weekend at Cashman Field the World Series champs roll into town for the two-game series against the Cincinnati Reds. That means that Vegas local Kris Bryant will bring his winning bat, and that winning smile back home. Most locals know who Kris is, as do baseball fans throughout the nation, but for those who have yet to be introduced to this All-Star kid!


(Bonanza High School & University of San Diego):

Las Vegan Kris Bryant completed his second season in the Major Leagues in 2016. He was named the ‘16 National League Most Valuable Player and appeared in 155 games for the Cubs (tied for the team lead) and batted .292 (176-for-603) with 77 extra-base hits (35 doubles, 3 triples, 39 home runs, 3rd in N.L.) and 102 RBI. He led the N.L. with 121 runs scored and ranked third in total bases (334). He became just the second Cub ever to reach 35 homers in his age-24 season, joining Ernie Banks in 1955. His 39 homers were the most by a Cubs player since former Las Vegas Stars’ Derrek Lee hit 46 in 2005.

2016 WORLD SERIES & POSTSEASON: He appeared in seven games in the “fall classic” and batted .269 (7-for-26) with 2 HR, 2 RBI and was 4-for-5, solo HR vs. Cleveland in Game #6 on Nov. 1.  He was 1-for-3, walk and game-tying solo homer vs. Cleveland in Game #5 on Oct. 30 at Wrigley Field. He appeared in 17 postseason games and batted .308 (20-for-65) with five doubles, three home runs, nine walks (led the Majors in the postseason) and 8 RBI. His 20 hits were the most in Cubs post season (19, Moises Alou in 2003); tied for the Cubs all-time postseason lead with five home runs and 12 career postseason extra-base hits are the most in franchise history.

The two-time N.L. All-Star third baseman has also appeared in the last three Big League Weekends at Cashman Field (2014-16). He belted two home runs (2-for-2, 3 RBI) against Oakland on March 14, 2015.

In 2016, he appeared in two games against the New York Mets and was 1-for-3, walk, RBI

By the way, if you’ve not gotten your tickets yet, you know you might just get lucky! Sports X Radio will be “live” tonight at the Golden Nugget and rumor they once gave away an autographed ‘Kris Bryant signed baseball’ and it just might be that tonight they’ve got two tickets to the game! Be sure to stop by and see the guys from Sports X Radio, and enter the drawing! For more, follow info you can follow @SportSXRadio on Twitter.

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