Fresh off a World Series win, Chicago Cubs pitcher and Dartmouth ’12 graduate Kyle Hendricks will be back in New England today. He’ll be playing in Boston for the first time since he helped his team win the championship in November. The Cubs and the Red Sox open a three-game series tonight at Fenway Park.
Hendricks was critical to the Cubs’ World Series run; he clinched Game 6 of the National League Championship Series for the team, securing the pennant and guaranteeing they would play in the World Series for the first time in 71 years. The Cubs’ November victory ended a 108-year title drought. Check out his stats from his time at Dartmouth here.
A fun piece of trivia from sports night editor Dave Bailey, who will be at tonight’s game: The Sox and the Cubs only play each other once every three years because the Cubs are in the National League (I’m a big Patriots fan, leave me alone). More trivia: Former Red Sox GM Theo Epstein also will be in the house tonight — he’s now a Cubs exec.
In other Fenway/Dartmouth news, Big Green football coach Buddy Teevens had the honor of throwing out the ceremonial first pitch during Tuesday night’s game against the visiting New York Yankees, a team that is much beloved by Sox fans (kidding, kidding).
Dartmouth football also recently announced that it will be playing Brown on Nov. 10 at Fenway. The match is the first of three college football games set to be played at the park this fall.