From Hooks to History: George Springer

George Springer played for the Corpus Christi Hooks in 2012 and 2013.

CORPUS CHRISTI (KIII NEWS) - Astros fans have learned to love the term "Springer Dinger" because of George Springer's powerful swing found at the top of the batting order.

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Springer's power was on full display in Game 2 of the World Series when he hit the go-ahead, and eventually, game winning home run in the 11th inning; but before becoming a World Series hero, Springer was a Corpus Christi Hook honing his talents as a five-tool prospect.

Springer spent the end of the 2012 season and a large portion of the 2013 with the Hooks. He also had a brief rehab assignment in 2015.

Here's how he fared while playing for the Corpus Christi Hooks.

2012
22 games
.219 AVG, 2 HR, 5 RBI
4 steals
16 hits in 73 AB

2013
73 games
.297 AVG, 19 HR, 55 RBI
23 steals
81 hits in 273 AB

For an in-depth look at his stats with the Houston Astros, click here.

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