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.
It's been a good year for Clifton Park, New York when it comes to a personal attachment to the highest levels of professional sports, especially in the playoffs. This summer the Saratoga County town went hoops crazy for their budding NBA star, Kevin Huerter of the Atlanta Hawks. Huerter and his Hawks knocked off the popular local favorite New York Knicks in the first round of the NBA playoffs and had an impressive run to the Eastern Conference Finals with Kevin right in the middle of their success. But, it's another Atlanta team and Huerter's Shenendehowa high school teammate that has the 12065 going crazy, the Atlanta Braves Ian Anderson.