The hot-then-cold Chicago Cubs offense needed consistency. Someone needed to provide a spark. At 37 years old, Ben Zobrist has seemingly become that spark.
Way back in 2015, a few short months after helping lead the Kansas City Royals to their first World Series title in 35 years, Ben Zobrist landed with the Chicago Cubs and former manager Joe Maddon.
The “ageless wonder” super utility veteran joined Chicago on a four-year, $56 million contract. It is important to realize at the time Zobrist was already 34 years old. The man known by and large to many fans as merely ‘Zo’ has shown zero sign of slowing down. He is once again finding his groove in 2018 and is turning back into his usual role as the Cubs unsung hero.
A World Series to remember
As we reminisce on 2016, because let us be honest, any talk of the Chicago Cubs World Series championship never gets old.
Cubs fans understood just how valuable Zobrist became to the club. His RBI double in extra innings of Game 7 of the World Series will go down in history as probably the biggest hit in Cubs history.
During the 2016 World Series, Zobrist produced on another level. In the seven games, he slashed .357/.419/.500 with 2 RBI and 3 extra-base hits en route to winning the World Series MVP.
In his three World Series appearances, Zobrist is a career .293 hitter. Long story short, if you’re in need of someone to trust, it better be Ben Zobrist.