Houston Astros third baseman Alex Bregman announced Wednesday that his maternal grandfather had died, hours before he was to play in Game 7 of the World Series against the Washington Nationals.
Fox 26 reported that Bregman disclosed the information during a pregame conversation with local business owner Jim McIngvale.
“If you see her today, she’s not doing well,” Bregman said of his mother, “my grandpa died a few hours ago.”
Bregman also posted a photo on his Instagram Story of himself and other family members surrounding his grandpa. A message reads: “RIP tonight is for you.”
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Bregman has smashed three home runs and recorded eight RBI in the series, making him a potential MVP if the Astros win Wednesday night’s Game 7.