baseball-d1 flag

Andy Wittry | NCAA.com | October 24, 2017

Houston Astros OF Springer reps UConn on World Series cleats

  George Springer is showing UConn pride with his cleats for Game 1.

Houston Astros outfielder George Springer is channeling his inner Michael Jordan and representing his college while playing professionally. 

Jordan famously wore his North Carolina shorts underneath his Chicago Bulls shorts. Game 1 of the World Series is Tuesday night, when the Los Angeles Dodgers host the Astros, and Springer will wear custom-made cleats that have the UConn Husky logo on the insoles of his cleats. 

RELATED: Where did Astros and Dodgers players go to college?

Springer is one of 39 former NCAA student-athletes to appear on the 40-man rosters of the two World Series participants. Springer was born in New Britain, Connecticut, before attending UConn, where he was named the 2011 Big East Player of the Year before being drafted 11th overall in the 2011 MLB Draft.

Take a look at Springer's cleats below.

See 32 NCAA tournament buzzer-beaters from 1977 to 2019

Here's your one-stop shop to re-watch and reminisce upon 32 buzzer-beaters in March Madness history.
READ MORE

March Madness: What we can learn from the lowest-scoring team to win an NCAA tournament

Can a March Madness champion run the table without scoring lots of points?
READ MORE

The NCAA bracket tip to help you pick a 2019-20 men's national champion

Take a good look at how many points a team's starters average to pick a national champion in this season's NCAA bracket and you might get an edge on winning your bracket game.
READ MORE

Subscribe To Email Updates

Enter your information to receive emails about offers, promotions from NCAA.com and our partners