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Governor Proclaims Nov. 9 ‘Congratulations To 2017 World Series Champions Alex Bregman; Ken Giles Day’

on November 8, 2017 - 1:14pm

STATE News:

SANTA FE — Today, Gov. Susana Martinez proclaimed Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017 as “Congratulations to 2017 World Series Champions Alex Bregman and Ken Giles Day” throughout New Mexico.

Bregman and Giles, both of Albuquerque, made significant contributions to the Houston Astros’ 2017 World Series championship-winning season.

Full text of the proclamation:

WHEREAS, THE AMERICAN LEAGUE CHAMPION HOUSTON ASTROS DEFEATED THE NATIONAL LEAGUE CHAMPION LOS ANGELES DODGERS IN THE 2017 WORLD SERIES; AND

WHEREAS, TWO NEW MEXICANS, ALEX BREGMAN AND KEN GILES — BOTH FROM ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO — MADE OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE ASTROS’ 2017 WORLD SERIES CHAMPIONSHIP-WINNING SEASON; AND

WHEREAS, BREGMAN ATTENDED ALBUQUERQUE ACADEMY, PLAYED BASEBALL AT LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY IN BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA, AND WAS DRAFTED BY THE ASTROS IN 2015; AND

WHEREAS, GILES ATTENDED RIO GRANDE HIGH SCHOOL IN ALBUQUERQUE, PLAYED BASEBALL AT YAVAPAI COLLEGE IN PRESCOTT, ARIZONA, AND WAS DRAFTED BY THE PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES IN 2011;  AND

WHEREAS, BREGMAN HIT TWO HOME RUNS AND DROVE IN FIVE RUNS — INCLUDING A WALK-OFF SINGLE TO CLINCH GAME FIVE OF THE 2017 WORLD SERIES; AND

WHEREAS, GILES SAVED 34 GAMES FOR THE ASTROS DURING THEIR 2017 WORLD SERIES CHAMPIONSHIP RUN  AND STRUCK OUT 83 BATTERS,  INCLUDING THREE DURING THE 2017 WORLD SERIES; AND

WHEREAS, NEW MEXICANS TAKE GREAT PRIDE IN ALL ALEX BREGMAN AND KEN GILES DID TO BRING THEIR TEAM THE 2017 WORLD SERIES CHAMPIONSHIP;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, SUSANA MARTINEZ, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEW MEXICO, DO HEREBY PROCLAIM AND ASK ALL NEW MEXICANS TO JOIN ME IN CELEBRATING THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2017, AS

“CONGRATULATIONS TO 2017 WORLD SERIES CHAMPIONS ALEX BREGMAN AND KEN GILES DAY”

THROUGHOUT THE STATE OF NEW MEXICO.

SIGNED AT THE EXECUTIVE OFFICE THIS 8TH DAY OF NOVEMBER, 2017.

WITNESS MY HAND AND THE GREAT SEAL OF THE STATE OF NEW MEXICO.

SUSANA MARTINEZ

GOVERNOR

ATTEST:

MAGGIE TOULOUSE OLIVER

SECRETARY OF STATE


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