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Prosperity native celebrated following World Series win

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Just weeks removed from helping the Chicago Cubs win their first World Series title in 108 years, Mid-Carolina High School alum C.J. Edwards returned home to a warm welcome

Edwards was honored Tuesday at his Alma Mater as family and friends gathered to help celebrate the accomplishment of winning the World Series.

“Just to know that they still know who I am and believe in me and for me to walk in here today and just see the people that’s already here, man, it’s got my heart going pretty good right now,” Edwards said.

Edwards said he recently thought about what led him down this path. Six years ago, he was supposed to join his best friend on the Charleston Southern baseball team. Tragically, his friend died in a car accident and Edwards opted to enter the MLB Draft. But there was a point he wondered what would’ve happened had he not taken this particular road to glory.

“What if I did go to school and possibly got hurt?" Edwards questioned. “And vice-versa. What if I did go to school wasn’t as good as I became today? What if I didn’t put in the work ethic because I was satisfied where I was leaving high school at. I always had that fire in my heart like I’m better than anyone. And I think that’s what really lit the fire for me.”

Edwards had to wait until the 48th round where he was selected by the Texas Rangers. But now, the wait was all worth it.

“It was very fun,” Edwards said as he looked back on the championship season. “Each and every day, we went out there with something on our minds and we always thought from day one of Spring Training, our goal was to break this curse. Since we ended up doing it now, I think our next task is doing it again.”

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