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Andy Wittry | NCAA.com | October 23, 2017

Where did Dodgers and Astros players go to school?

  Dallas Keuchel will start in Game 1 of the World Series.

This year's World Series matchup has been set: the Houston Astros versus the Los Angeles Dodgers. Both teams have numerous players who attended an NCAA school, Division I through Division III, before starting their professional careers.

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Here is a roster breakdown of both the Dodgers and Astros based upon the schools that players attended. The SEC leads all conferences with 11 former student-athletes playing for Houston or L.A., while the ACC and Pac-12 have five each.

Houston Astros

The Astros have 17 players who attended an NCAA school in college, with 10 on their active roster. Dallas Keuchel, a former Arkansas Razorback, will get the start for Houston in Game 1 and former Old Dominion standout Justin Verlander with start Game 2.

Catcher Evan Gattis, whose solo home run in Game 7 of the ALCS against the Yankees proved to be the game-winning run, attended Texas-Permian Basin of the Division II ranks.

Roster Breakdown    
Player Position School
Brady Rodgers* P Arizona State
Dallas Keuchel P Arkansas
Collin McHugh P Berry (DIII)
J.D. Davis** 3B Cal State Fullerton
Chris Devenski P Cal State Fullerton
James Hoyt** P Centenary (DIII)
Tony Sipp** P Clemson
George Springer CF Connecticut
Alex Bregman 3B LSU
Will Harris P LSU
Colin Moran** 3B North Carolina
Mike Fiers P Nova Southeastern (DII)
Justin Verlander P Old Dominion
Evan Gattis C Texas-Permian Basin (DII)
Tony Kemp** 2B Vanderbilt
Derek Fisher LF Virginia
Tyler White** 3B Western Carolina

* = 60-day DL

** = Not on active roster

Los Angeles Dodgers

Twenty-two Dodgers players attended an NCAA school, including 16 on their active roster. Former Cal State Fullerton third baseman Justin Turner leads the team in total bases in the postseason with 21, while hitting .387 with 12 RBI in the playoffs.

Tony Cingrani (Rice), Josh Fields (Georgia) and Ross Stripling (Texas A&M) are three of the five Dodger pitchers who have a 0.00 ERA in the 2017 MLB playoffs.

Roster Breakdown    
Player Position School
Austin Barnes C Arizona State
Andre Ethier RF Arizona State
Logan Forsythe 2B Arkansas
Grant Dayton* P Auburn
Justin Turner 3B Cal State Fullerton
Brandon Morrow P California
Kyle Farmer C Georgia
Josh Fields P Georgia
Alex Wood P Georgia
Brock Stewart** P Illinois State
Yasmani Grandal C Miami
Rich Hill P Michigan
Tony Watson P Nebraska
Tony Cingrani P Rice
O'Koyea Dickson* LF Sonoma State (DII)
Adam Liberatore* P Tennessee Tech
Ross Stripling P Texas A&M
Rob Segedin** 3B Tulane
Chase Utley 2B UCLA
Curtis Granderson LF UIC
Walker Buehler** P Vanderbilt
Chris Taylor LF Virginia

* = 60-day DL

** = Not on active roster

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June 15-26, 2019
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