Dustin Pedroia was on his way to a Hall of Fame career before a knee injury
Dustin Pedroia started his career with a bang. The American League’s Rookie of the Year in 2007, Pedroia capped his dream season with a World Series triumph over the Colorado Rockies. In the collection is a limousine receipt signed by Pedroia on 1/26/08. Pedroia. The fare took him from JFK Air
Just 24 years old at the time, Pedroia was on top of the baseball world. The AL’s outstanding first year player capped his season with a sweep over the Colorado Rockies in the World Series.
Pedroia presents an interesting case for Cooperstown. By the end of his age-32 season in 2016, he was well on his way to the Hall of Fame. His trophy case was brimming with the Rookie of the Year Award, an MVP, two World Series rings, a Silver Slugger, four Gold Gloves.
His slash line to that point was .301/.366/.445 – numbers that compare favorably to Hall of Famers at his position.