The 2017 Major League Baseball season is in the books and the Houston Astros are the world champions. Former LSU standout Alex Bregman joins a lengthy list of players whom have appeared in both the College World Series and MLB World Series. When you take a look at who has won both, however, the list becomes incredibly shorter.

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Let’s take a look at the list of some of the more familiar names to do so.

Rocket fueled 

Roger Clemens is likely the most familiar name that appears on the list. Clemens — who went 13-5 with a 3.04 ERA and 151 strikeouts as a Longhorns sophomore in 1983 — ended his Texas career throwing a nine-strikeout, complete game to defeat Alabama in the College World Series. The Rocket then became one of Major League Baseball’s biggest strikeout artists, still third all-time with 4,672. He reached the World Series in an incredible MVP and Cy Young 1986 season with the Boston Red Sox, but wouldn’t win one until 1999 with the New York Yankees. He added one more win and three more World Series appearances, appearing as a 42-year-old in the 2005 World Series with the Astros. 

Mr. Back-to-Back

Ed Sprague has the unique distinction of winning back-to-back championships in both the College World Series and MLB World Series. The third baseman first accomplished the feat with Stanford in 1987 and 1988 where he was a beast in the heart of the lineup, hitting .339 with 22 home runs. In just his second season as a big leaguer in 1992, Sprague appeared in the World Series for the Toronto Blue Jays, where he was sparingly used. Despite only two at-bats, he made the most of them, hitting a game-winning two-run bomb in the ninth inning of Game 2. The Blue Jays returned to the World Series the following season where Sprague earned his second, and final, World Series ring.

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