The journey has been a long one for Freddy Sanchez.
From toiling countless hours as a youth on the baseball fields of Burbank, to competing for three junior colleges — including a year at Glendale Community College — to years of making his way through the minor leagues to nine seasons in the majors, Sanchez has definitely paid his dues.
As a wide-eyed youth with dreams of someday playing in a World Series, Sanchez never gave up on his lofty goal. Even early last season, when he remained stuck in the Siberia of Major League Baseball — Pittsburgh — he never gave up hope.
In a shining example of hard work and persistence paying off, the Burbank High graduate is living out his dream by playing in the 106th World Series as a member of the San Francisco Giants.
Entering today's Game 3 against the Texas Rangers, the Giants have a 2-0 series lead.