Who is Kyle Farmer? Fast facts about the Dodgers’ newest hero

TheDodgers’ absurd summer run took another crazy turn Sunday night when rookie Kyle Farmer delivered a walkoff hit in his major league debut. Farmer slashed a pinch-hit, two-run double in the bottom of the 11th Josh Reddick Jersey inning to beat the Giants 3-2.If you’re asking, “Who the (heck) is Kyle Farmer?” Sporting News presents thiscollection of helpful facts:SPAEDER: Dodgers put together historicrun1. Farmer appeared sort of in the movie “The Blind Side.”The former Atlanta prep quarterback was the QB in the practice scene, at least for the action parts. His face couldn’t be shown (and he couldn’t be paid for his one-day stint) because of NCAA rules (he had signed to play baseball at Georgia). An actor had to stand in for him for part of the scene.We were there all day and it was a grind, just like a real practice, he told the Great Lakes Loons’ website in 2014. And guys were just laying wood out there. The hitting was pretty intense. Farmer said he heard his voice while watching the movie with his father.2. He and Dodgers All-Star left-hander Alex Wood played together at Georgia:The two were Bulldogs teammates from 2010 to 2012. Wood was, naturally, a pitcher, but Farmer was UGA’s starting shortstop. The Dodgers converted him to catcher right after they drafted him in the eighth round in 2013. Fast-forward to Sunday: Wood led Carlos Beltran Jersey the charge out of the Dodgers’ dugout after Farmer’s hit and tackled his friend. “That’s probably the best hit he’s had on me in a couple of years,” he told reporters (per the Orange County Register).Dodgers teammates greet Kyle Farmer warmly after his game-winning hit. (Getty Images)3. He is the third Dodgers player this season to make his major league debut. Before him came right-hander EdwardParedes … and first baseman/outfielder Cody Bellinger, the NL Rookie of the Year favorite. Farmer, 26, doesn’t have the same job security as Bellinger, but Sunday’s hit helped his chances of sticking as a versatile bench player. Manager Dave Roberts said last week that Farmer could play at the infield corners as well as behind the plate.4. Farmer wasan SEC baseball legacy.Dad Bryanpitched for Ole Mi s in the ’80s. Two of his uncles played at Ole Mi s andGeorgia, respectively, during the same period. Thefamily will be able to share stories when Farmer comes home https://www.astrosedges.com/houston-astros/alex-bregman-jersey this week for a series vs. the Braves.