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The Zobrists give middle name “Royal” to newborn baby girl

Ben Zobrist

Kansas City Royals’ Ben Zobrist waves to the crowd during a parade celebrating the Royals winning baseball’s World Series Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015, in Kansas City, Mo. The Royals beat the New York Mets in five games to win the championship. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)


What a week for the Zobrist family.

After winning the Royals won the 2015 World Series in five games over the Mets last Sunday, Ben Zobrist’s wife, Julianna, gave birth to a baby girl yesterday. The baby’s name? Blaise Royal Zobrist, of course.

Julianna posted the following picture and message on her Instagram account:

It would have been awkward if Zobrist had won the World Series with one of his former teams like the Rays, Astros, or Athletics, but this actually worked out perfectly. Congratulations to the Zobrist family.

Zobrist batted .303/.365/.515 with two home runs, eight doubles, and six RBI over 16 games this postseason while posting more walks (seven) than strikeouts (six). The 34-year-old is a free agent this winter, so he’s no sure thing to call himself a Royal in 2016.

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