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6 NC State Players Have Played in the ALCS/NLCS

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The MLB League Championship Series began last night with the Rays and the Astros. Game 1 of the Braves and Dodgers is tonight.

Six former NC State baseball players have gone on to play in the MLB League Championship Series, with 2 of them making 2 appearances.

SS Adam Everett – 2004 & 2005 (Astros)
RHP Tim Stoddard – 1979 & 1984 (Orioles & Cubs)
SS Trea Turner – 2019 (Nationals)
2B/3B Doug Strange – 1995 (Mariners)
3B Tracy Woodson – 1988 (Dodgers)
LHP Mike Caldwell 1982 – (Brewers)

Keep in mind, prior to 1969, the postseason was the World Series…that was it. Three former NC State players prior to 1969 played in the World Series when only 2 teams made the postseason.

LHP Kemp Wicker (1937) – 1 game
SS Jimmy Brown (1942) – 5 games
OF Dave Robertson (1917) – 6 games

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Matthew is Co-Owner of Pack Insider. He writes for all sports, with a focus on football and recruiting, and is in charge of business strategy. He is an NC State alum who majored in business. Matthew is also the lead pastor of The Point Church in Cary, NC.

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NC State’s Jarkel Joiner was at the Hornet’s 1st Draft Workout

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The Charlotte Hornets held their first 2023 NBA Draft Workout yesterday, and NC State’s Jarkel Joiner was 1 of the 6 players in attendance.

Joiner earned 2nd Team All-ACC honors in his single season at NC State, averaging 17.0 points per game. He is expecting to attend a couple of more workouts. Joiner is projected as a late 2nd round pick, or as an undrafted free agent signee.

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NC State’s Trea Turner is En Fuego Heading into WBC Championship

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Former NC State All-American Shortstop Trea Turner has been en fuego representing the United States in the World Baseball Classic. He has helped lead the United States to the finals against Japan, which begins tonight at 7pm.

Turner currently is batting .368 through 5 games. Four of his seven hits have been home runs, which leads all batters in the World Baseball Classic.

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Former NC State C Garrett Bradbury Signs 3-Year Deal with the Vikings

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Former NC State All-American Center Garrett Bradbury has re-signed with the Vikings on a 3-year deal worth $15.75 million.

Bradbury just wrapped up his 4-year Rookie contract worth $13 million. The Vikings decided not to pick up his 5th year option prior to last season, but they decided to go ahead and re-sign Bradbury, who has been their starter since entering the league.

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Former NC State WR Jakobi Meyers Signs 3-Year Deal with Las Vegas

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Former NC State Wide Receiver Jakobi Meyers got paid yesterday, signing a 3-year deal with the Raiders worth $33 million, with $21 million of it guaranteed.

After going undrafted, Meyers signed with New England, and has been with the Pats the past 4 seasons. Last year was the first year that Meyers made over $1 million, earning $3.986 million on a 1-year contract. Now he will average $11 million a season over the next three years in Vegas.

Over 4 seasons, Meyers has 235 receptions for 2,758 yards and 8 touchdown receptions. Meyers earned this pay day, leading the Pats in receiving yards for the past three seasons consecutively.

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