This Louisiana Native & Former LSU Tiger is Going to the World Series
We love the fact that at least one former member of the LSU Baseball team and Baton Rouge, LA native is headed to the 2023 MLB World Series starting this Friday!
Which member of the Texas Rangers is not only from Louisiana and played for the LSU Baseball team?
That's easy! The answer is Josh H. Smith, he's a 26-year-old infielder from Baton Rouge, LA who also played for our LSU Fighting Tigers at Alex Box Stadium. Smith made his major league debut in 2022 with the Texas Rangers. CrescentCitySports.com says Smith has had 'eight doubles, one triple, six homers, 15 RBI, and 29 runs this season as a third baseman, shortstop, and left fielder. He was selected in the second round of the 2019 MLB Draft by the New York Yankees.' And if you've been keeping up with things, the Rangers beat the Astros in game 7 of the ACLS last night sending them to the MLB World Series which kicks off this Friday, October 27, 2023. Who will Josh's team face? That remains to be seen. The Phillies and the Diamondbacks will face off in their own game 7 this evening in the NCLS.
Check out this TikTok of Josh getting called up for his major league debut!
@joshhsmith4 Major League Debut with the @rangers #baseballplayer #mlbdebut #baseballseason #texasrangers #dreamcometrue @clairecouvsmith ♬ midnight life - Nikhil
What an absolute sweetheart of a guy! Let's geaux #47! Know that fans of the purple and gold will be cheering you on here in Louisiana... unless the Phillies win tonight... then we're in trouble since they have former Tiger Aaron Nola on the roster! Meanwhile, take a moment to get to know Josh better. We love that he still says Alex Box is his favorite stadium to play in!
@joshhsmith4 Here is a little bit about myself! What’s your go to walk up song? #baseballplayer #baseballseason #texasrangers #winreality #bereadyforreal @WINReality ♬ Love You So - The King Khan & BBQ Show
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