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Editorial: Albuquerque’s All-Star

Houston Astros’ Alex Bregman bats against the Oakland Athletics during the first inning of a July 12 baseball game in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Fresh off being named the American League’s Player of the Month in June, Albuquerque native Alex Bregman will mark another milestone as he plays in tonight’s MLB All-Star Game.

Bregman, who helped the Houston Astros win a World Series, also took part in Monday night’s Home Run Derby at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C.

The 24-year-old Albuquerque Academy alum is on fire right now, and he’s handling his success with poise.

“Thank y’all for the love and support all year long!! Accomplished a childhood dream of mine today!!! Very special!!!,” he tweeted after being selected for the All-Star team.

Bregman, who is in his third season in the majors, hit .256 with four homers and 10 RBIs to help Houston win its first World Series. And he’s off to a great start this season, with 20 homers – a career high for him.

These are amazing accomplishments, and we’re sure that Bregman is only getting started in what will be an incredible career.

The future is looking bright for this Albuquerque native, and we wish him continued success.

This editorial first appeared in the Albuquerque Journal. It was written by members of the editorial board and is unsigned as it represents the opinion of the newspaper rather than the writers.