Life is pretty good when you are a World Series champion in the city of Atlanta or any city for that matter! You are almost ensured the best seats in the house. When your old buddy from high school is the shooting guard for the local NBA team, well then you two have each other covered with those good seats!
Each year organizations in Major League Baseball draft select players from high schools and colleges from around the country to fill their minor league rosters. Often, the players that are drafted #1 come from California, Texas, Florida, Georgia and other warm weather states. Therefore, New Yorkers at the top of the MLB draft are few and far between. That is was another thing that made Rexford, NY native, Ian Anderson special being selected by the Braves as the third overall pick. The number one pick overall, that has been illusive for New Yorkers.
It was only a few years ago that Atlanta Braves star pitcher Ian Anderson and Atlanta Hawks star guard Kevin Huerter were high school teammates on the Shen baseball and basketball teams. A lot has changed since they graduated high school, but for one afternoon on Saturday, their worlds will once again collide here in the 518!
Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Ian Anderson of Rexford will be appearing for an autograph signing in Halfmoon on Saturday. One of the cool things about Anderson, not only was he part of the Braves World Series Championship, he was a star in the series. The Shenendahoah High School graduate is becoming one of the very best pitchers in baseball, so it may be a good time to meet him.
The awards, recognitions and hardware keep piling up for the 23 year old right-hander, Ian Anderson. The Shenendehowa High School graduate met with the media last Thursday. The tall, bearded World Champion greeted every person in the room with a humble handshake and a smile. One of the people in attendance was NYS Senator Jim Tedisco. Tedisco a former student-athlete himself, had a proclamation from New York State for the Atlanta Braves pitcher.