Pepperdine's Danny Worth Set for World Series
Oct. 24, 2012
MALIBU, CALIF. - Former Pepperdine All-American Danny Worth earned a spot on the World Series roster for the Detroit Tigers and is set to appear on baseball’s biggest stage when his club squares off against the San Francisco Giants in the Fall Classic.
A second round selection by Detroit in 2007, Worth is in his second consecutive postseason with the Tigers.
“This is a terrific opportunity for Danny,” Pepperdine head coach Steve Rodriguez said. “We are so proud of what he was able to accomplish during his career here and how he has translated that into success at the highest level. We wish him nothing but success during the World Series.”
A three-year star for the Waves, Worth posted a .320 career batting average with seven home runs, 108 RBI, 119 runs and 59 doubles, one shy of the all-time record at Pepperdine and good for a share of ninth place in West Coast Conference history. Worth left Malibu ranked 11th in career hits, 12th in at-bats (741) and 18th in total bases while playing in 183 consecutive games.
Worth’s final collegiate season was remarkable as the Valencia, Calif. native batted .344 with 83 hits, 19 doubles and 115 total bases. Worth ranked among WCC leaders in nearly every offensive category. Worth captured all-league honors as a junior after earning second team selection as a sophomore.