Midlands Man Playing in the World Series for the Cubs

Newberry County (WLTX) - There are more than a few Chicago Cubs fans in the Midlands but Newberry County may have the most in one area because they can call one of the Cubs their own.

Carl Edwards is a graduate of Mid-Carolina High School and was drafted by the Texas Rangers in 2011 right out of high school.

In 2013, Edwards was part of a mid-season trade with Matt Garza brought Edwards to the Windy City. In September of 2015, he made his major league debut for the Cubs who have made it to their first World Series since 1945 and Edwards is part of that post-season roster.

The 6-3 Edwards is listed at 170 pounds and is nicknamed "the String Bean Slinger".  His weight may be even lighter than 170, but his thin frame hides a fastball that can reach 96 miles per hour. That fastball could be displayed on baseball's biggest stage if Edwards is called out of the bullpen.

Edwards is part of a Cubs team which has put the franchise back in the World Series for the first time since 1945. Chicago won it all in 1907 and 1908.

 

 

 

 

 

 


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