Two Former Tigers to Play in World Series

Brian Wilson led the majors in saves in 2010.
Brian Wilson led the majors in saves in 2010.
Bill Franques
Bill Franques
Communications Sr. Associate

BATON ROUGE - Two former LSU baseball players will participate in the World Series with the National League champion San Francisco Giants.

Relief ace Brian Wilson and second baseman Mike Fontenot join the Giants in their quest for a World Series title beginning Wednesday night in San Francisco against the American League champion Texas Rangers.

The Giants are seeking to win their first world championship since 1954.

Wilson, a right-hander who pitched at LSU from 2001-03, recorded an MLB-leading 48 saves during the regular season. The 2008 and 2010 National League All-Star posted a 1.81 ERA in 74.2 innings (70 appearances) and collected 93 strikeouts.

Fontenot, LSU's starting second baseman in 2000 and 2001, hit .283 (68-for-240) in the 2010 regular season with 13 doubles, three triples, one homer, 25 RBI and 24 runs scored. He played in 75 games this season for the Chicago Cubs before he was traded to the Giants on August 11.

The last former LSU player to participate in a World Series was outfielder Brad Hawpe with the Colorado Rockies in 2007 versus the Boston Red Sox.

The last former Tiger to play for a World Series-winning team was relief pitcher Curtis Leskanic of the Red Sox in 2004.





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