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Dodgers present World Series ring to Champ Pederson, Joc’s older brother

3 years agoStaff Report

Joc Pederson wasn’t the only Pederson receiving a World Series ring Thursday night in Los Angeles.

His older brother, Champ, received a championship ring of his own prior to the Cubs’ series opener against the Dodgers. Champ, who has Down Syndrome, spent time with the Dodgers when Joc was with the team and formed a close bond with plenty of Dodgers.

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When Joc Pederson received his ring, Clayton Kershaw had an extra box for Champ that contained his own Dodgers’ World Series ring. He caught up with Elise Menaker at Dodger Stadium to talk about the moment and his brother. Watch the full video above.

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