Houston Astros slugger George Springer has come a long way. The 2017 World Series MVP was bullied as a youngster because of a stutter, but he credits baseball and sports for helping him rise above this adversity. Now Springer is giving back.
This postseason, ESPN and X Games have teamed up with Major League Baseball to encourage fans to Shred Hate and choose kindness. As part of its Shred Hate bullying prevention program, ESPN has created a new public service announcement chronicling Springer’s experience with bullying. It debuts on ESPN and MLB platforms during National Bullying Prevention Month in October.