Soler hit three home runs during the World Series to help the Braves defeat the Houston Astros in six games and win Atlanta’s first title since 1995.
After spending 10 days on the COVID-19 injured list, Soler hit a leadoff homer in Game 1 off Framber Valdez. Soler is the first player in history to hit a homer in his first plate appearance of a World Series. He followed that with a pinch-hit, go-ahead blast against Cristian Javier in the seventh inning of Game 4, leading the Braves to a 3-2 win. Soler put an exclamation point on his Fall Classic performance with a three-run shot against Luis Garcia in the third frame of Game 6.
Soler’s 446-foot homer cleared the left-field wall, the Crawford Boxes and train tracks at Minute Maid Park and flew out of the stadium. It was Soler Power at its finest.
Soler, a member of the Cubs’ 2016 World Series team, joins Livan Hernandez of the 1997 Miami Marlins as the only two Cuban-born players to be World Series MVP. Soler had three homers, six RBIs and a 1.91 OPS in the Fall Classic.
Former Cubs outfielders Terrance Gore and Joc Pederson, and pitcher Jesse Chavez also won a title with the Braves.
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