Hawaii 24/7 Staff
For the first time in its 109-year history, the World Series will feature two Hawaii players going up against each other.
Hawaii baseball fans will have been watching the St. Louis Cardinals and Boston Red Sox closely all season and are being rewarded with a best-of-7 series featuring a couple of local athletes.
St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny announced his World Series roster Tuesday and it included rookie reserve second baseman Kolten Wong.
Wong, a former Kamehameha-Hawaii and University of Hawaii standout, will be one of 13 position players available to manager Matheny.
The Hilo native also featured in the National League Championship Series, coming off the bench, but going hitless in five at bats.
Meanwhile, Red Sox starting right fielder Shane Victorino’s 7th inning grand slam in Game 6 of the American League Championship Series secured him a return trip to the World Series.
Victorino, from Wailuku and St. Anthony School, helped the Philadelphia Phillies to the 2008 World Series championship and also played in the 2009 World Series.
The World Series begins at 2 p.m. Wednesday.
All games can be seen on KHON-TV and heard on AM 850 Hilo and AM 790 Kona.
World Series schedule
Wednesday, Oct. 23 – St. Louis at Boston (2:07 p.m.)
Thursday, Oct. 24 – St. Louis at Boston (2:07 p.m.)
Saturday, Oct. 26 – Boston at St. Louis (2:07 p.m.)
Sunday, Oct. 27 – Boston at St. Louis (2:15 p.m.)
Monday, Oct. 28 – Boston at. St. Louis (2:07 p.m.)
Wednesday, Oct. 30 – St. Louis at Boston (2:07 p.m.)
Thursday, Oct. 31 – St. Louis at Boston (2:07 p.m.)
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