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.
Any baseball expert in the world would qualify 5 scoreless, and hitless, World Series innings as a major contribution to a team's championship. However, the Capital Region doesn't need any experts to tell them how special Ian Anderson is and neither do the Braves. Now, the player who grew up in Rexford and pitched for the Shenendehowa High School Plainsmen gets to flash some pretty incredible bling around town.
One thing is for sure, Shenendehowa High School grad, Ian Anderson of the Atlanta Braves likes it when the heat of the season gets turned up high, especially in the postseason. On Monday, Anderson delivered another gem for his National League East regular season champions in Game 3 of the National League Division Series. The former Plainsman shutdown the powerful Milwaukee Brewers line-up for 5 innings, giving up no runs on 3 hits while striking out 6.