Zephyr connection: MVPs playing in World Series spent time at Zephyr Field

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METAIRIE, La. (WGNO) – With the World Series underway, you may recognize some of the faces you see in the historic Cubs-Cleveland match-up.

Kris Bryant, who will most likely be the National League’s MVP, played eight games at Zephyr Field between 2014-2015. He batted .345 with four home runs and eight RBIs. His final game in the AAA was played against the Zephyrs April 15, 2015. He was called up the next day, and the rest is history.

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Chris Coghlan hit .344 in 25 games with the Zephyrs in 2009 before getting  called up and going on to win National League Rookie of the Year with the Marlins. He played a total of 127 games with the Zephyrs over four seasons.

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The Cubs are a young team, so before the All Stars got called up to lead the Cubbies to their first World Series in 71 years, you might have seen them play here.

Javier Baez, co-MVP of the NLCS this year, played eight games at Zephyr Field in 2014, hitting .281 with a home run and five RBIs.

in Game One of the 2016 World Series at Progressive Field on October 25, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio.

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Addison Russell (pictured right), who was called up to the majors just two weeks after Bryant played three games at Zephyr Field and went 4-for-13 with a double.

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Cubs out-fielder Jorge Soler played five games and hit two homers with five RBIs.

LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 18: Jorge Soler #68 of the Chicago Cubs reacts after striking out against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the fourth inning of game three of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium on October 18, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES, CA – OCTOBER 18: Jorge Soler #68 of the Chicago Cubs reacts after striking out against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the fourth inning of game three of the National League Championship Series at Dodger Stadium on October 18, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

All-Star reliever for the Cleveland Indians  Andrew Miller played three games for the Zephyrs in 2009. He set a franchise record by walking nine batters in a game in one of his starts with the Zephyrs. He pitched in game one of the World Series Monday night.

CLEVELAND, OH - OCTOBER 25: Andrew Miller #24 of the Cleveland Indians reacts after striking out Kyle Schwarber #12 of the Chicago Cubs (not pictured) to end the top of the eighth inning in Game One of the 2016 World Series at Progressive Field on October 25, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

CLEVELAND, OH – OCTOBER 25: Andrew Miller #24 of the Cleveland Indians reacts after striking out Kyle Schwarber #12 of the Chicago Cubs (not pictured) to end the top of the eighth inning in Game One of the 2016 World Series at Progressive Field on October 25, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)