Cherokee Nation citizen helps Texas to first World Series title
Jon Gray became the first Cherokee Nation citizen to pitch for the winning team in the baseball championship
November 6, 2023
With strong pitching performances and a smattering of big offensive innings, the Texas Rangers dispatched the Arizona Diamondbacks in five games to claim the first World Series championship in the history of the franchise.
There was also another "first" of sorts. Jon Gray became the first Cherokee Nation citizen to pitch for the winning team in a World Series.
Gray was not on the roster for the first two playoff series due to discomfort in his forearm, but he made three quality appearances for the Rangers in the American League Championship Series and World Series.