Atlanta Braves pitcher Ian Anderson was on course for a no hit game against the Astros in the World Series, but is Anderson a rookie?
Anderson stars as Braves go 2-1 up
On a low scoring night at Truist Park, Braves pitcher Ian Anderson was the star of the show.
The 23-year-old threw five scoreless innings and sent three Astros batters walking back.
While he was on course for a rare perfect game, coach Brian Snitker opted to replace Anderson for the final three innings.
Snitker revealed post game that Anderson was never going to play the full match, and was always going to be replaced.
The Braves now lead 2-1 after three games, with the next two World Series games due to be played on home soil.
But Anderson’s performance left some wanting to know a little more about him.
Let’s take a look.
Is Ian Anderson a rookie?
Anderson was first signed by the Braves in 2016, and spent four years in the minor leagues learning his trade.
He was promoted to the Atlanta Braves in summer 2020 after the minor league season was cancelled due to the pandemic.
Anderson made his MLB debut against the New York Yankees.
He became an integral part of the Braves line-up as they made the 2021 World Series.
So, while Anderson is not an MLB rookie as such, he is a World Series rookie.
Where is he from?
Anderson was born on May 2nd, 1998.
He was born in Rexford, New York State.
Anderson attended the Shenendehowa High School in Clifton Park.
The pitcher committed his college baseball days to the Vanderbilt.
In 2015, Anderson was part of the team that won the U-18 Baseball World Cup in Japan.
His identical twin brother Ben is also a baseball player.
While not scaling the heights of Ian, Ben was selected by the Texas Rangers in the 2019 MLB draft.
How tall is Anderson?
Anderson is 1.91m tall.
That is 6ft 2in.