Saturday, November 24th, 2012

When a Football Blog is About Baseball

How on Earth will I make a blog about my experience at today's Northwestern/Illinois football game pertain to baseball? Easy. During halftime at this afternoon's chilly game at Ryan Field, the Northwestern Wildcats saluted George Kontos, a member of the 2012 World Series champion San Francisco Giants.

According the Giants website, Kontos attended Northwestern University, where he started the most games of any Wildcat pitcher (16) and ranked second in the Big Ten with 84 strikeouts in 2006. During high school at Niles West High School, he was a three-year varsity baseball and letterwinner.

Kontos was drafted by the New York Yankees in 2006. He made his major league debut in 2011 when he pitched six innings for the Yankees. He was traded to the Giants in April 2012 and he finished the 2012 regular season with a 2-1 record and a 2.47 ERA. He appeared in eight postseason games and logged 5 1/3 innings pitched, including 1/3 in the World Series against the Detroit Tigers.


1 Comment
hawkwolf
I see where the Wildcats won against Illinois in a Big Ten game. Also, I see where Elmhurst College lost their game but not by much. Yesterday was a good day for college football, but the morning after has been rough. My team (NCState) defeated Boston College and wound up with a 7-5 record and going to a bowl; however, this morning the Wicked Witch of West Raleigh, our illustrous A.D., Dr. Yow) fired Tom O'Brien who has run a clean program and produced some quality wins but not enough.
BeanCounter37   Sunday, November 25, 2012
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