Son of former SF Giants star second baseman leading Texas A&M in College World Series

2024 NCAA Division I Baseball Championship
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If you have been following the College World Series, you might have noticed a former SF Giants star second baseman and 2000 MVP make a cameo appearance. Texas A&M Kaeden Kent put together a huge performance with his dad, Jeff, in attendance in Game 1 of the College World Series against the University of Tennessee on Saturday.

Son of former SF Giants star second baseman leading Texas A&M in College World Series

Kent is in his second season with Texas A&M. He has played a role in helping his team reach the College World Series and shined in one of the biggest games of the season. The left-handed bat tallied three hits, including a two-run shot, with four RBI in a 9-5 victory over the Volunteers. You can see the video of his home run here with a quick shot of his father applauding the clutch hit.

Texas A&M is in the midst of a three-game series against the University of Tennessee. They nabbed the first win of the series and are only one win away from being the college baseball champions.

It is funny seeing a second baseman named Kent drive in so many runs. After all, the elder Kent knows a thing or two about producing runs. The power-hitting infielder hit 377 home runs and drove in 1,518 runs during his 17-year career. This included an impressive six-year stretch with San Francisco where he tallied 689 RBI while earning three All-Star nods and taking home the 2000 MVP Award.

He still holds the all-time record for home runs by a second baseman. His RBI total is third in baseball history at the position, behind only Nap Lajoie (1,599 RBI) and Rogers Hornsby (1,584 RB). It bears mentioning that both Lajoie and Hornsby both debuted over 100 years ago.

Kaeden Kent is trying to make a name for himself as well. He is slashing .333/.425/.510 with four home runs, 28 RBI, and 23 runs in 121 plate appearances for Texas A&M. Plus, he has nearly as many walks (16) as strikeouts (17).

The 20-year-old infielder is not draft-eligible until next season, so his name will not be called when the draft comes around in July. However, he is considered one of the better names in next year's class.