The fans were aware of it long before the game was over or the votes were cast.During Game 6 of the World Series on Saturday night at Minute Maid Park, the chants rang out each time Jeremy Peña reached base.
They were correctThe 25-year-old shortstop became the first rookie position player to win the Willie Mays World Series MVP Award, which was presented by Chevrolet, on the night that Peña had two more hits and scored a run in the Astros’ 4-1 championship win over the Phillies.
Peña declared, “This is special.”
He also is.On the Series stage, the son of former Major League second baseman Geronimo Peña appeared to be very at ease, going 10-for-25 with a home run and three RBIs while playing excellent defense at short.His home run off Noah Syndergaard in Game 5 was the first World Series home run by a rookie shortstop. In Game 6, his single in the sixth inning set up the three-run home run by Yordan Alvarez that won the Series.