▪ Outfielder | Houston Astros
George Springer comes home. Perhaps more than anything else, that’s why Springer is our most influential New England native playing in the big leagues. Sure, Springer, a native of New Britain, Conn., has a 2017 World Series MVP to his name, as well as two All-Star appearances and a growing highlight reel of postseason exploits.
But the reason we love him in New England is because he comes back. Even while riding the high of the World Series heroics last winter, Springer came back to his former college stomping grounds at UConn to speak to the current team.