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Eagle Scout delivers critical hit to win second World Series

Shane Victorino already had Eagle Scout, 2008 World Series champion and three-time Gold Glove winner on his list of accomplishments.

Tonight, the Boston Red Sox outfielder added 2013 World Series champion to his résumé, and he did so with a timely swing of the bat in the bottom of the third. With the bases loaded and two outs, Victorino delivered a three-run double that gave the Red Sox a 3-0 lead that they wouldn’t relinquish. (Watch an animated GIF of the hit here.)

“My parents always told me to take every moment, live every moment, love every moment,” he said in a post-game interview broadcast on FOX. “I just went up there and said, hey, I get another moment. … It’s time to shine, do what you can, and I was able to get in a good hitter’s count. I was able to put a ball off the wall and enjoyed every moment of it.”

Victorino’s hit provided all the runs the Red Sox needed to win the game, 6-1, and their eighth World Series championship.

It had to have been especially sweet for Victorino, who sat out Games 4 and 5 with lower back tightness, to come up big in a critical situation in Game 6. But then again, this Eagle Scout has been impressing people all his life.

Whichever Major League team you cheer for (if any), let’s all give a big round of applause to this member of the Scouting team.

Victorino on Scouting

Read Victorino’s 2010 interview with Boys’ Life

Shane with some Boston-area Scouts

The Boston Minuteman Council shared the photo below on its Facebook page:

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Photo from Flickr:  Some rights reserved by Keith Allison

8 thoughts on “Eagle Scout delivers critical hit to win second World Series

  1. Found it hard to believe that this was the BoSox’s 8th WS triumph but Bryan is correct:

    The Red Sox won the World Series in 1903, 1912, 1915, 1916, 1918, 2004, and 2007. They also won the pennant in 1904, but there was no World Series that year, since the Giants refused to play. (via Answers.com)

    Seems like the Giants refused to play this year, too. :-(

  2. Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright is also an Eagle Scout. He is from St. Simons Island, off the coast of Brunswick, Ga. He was a star pitcher for the Glynn Academy Red Terrors and earned his Eagle with Troop 248.

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