The David Freese Home Run will go down in the history books as one of baseball’s greatest moments. The Cardinals third baseman is another tall guy making us proud this season. At 6’2″ and weighing in at 220 David is the perfect candidate for a Longshot Apparel shirt.
Last night’s game was phenomenal as this guy lit up the field, not once, but twice. David Freese Home Run and Triple will become synonymous with the 2011 World Series.
Here’s a little update of his 2011 Season thanks to Wikipedia.
Freese was projected to start the 2011 season and did so. He started off the year batting over .320, but was hit on the left hand by a pitch and missed 51 games (approximately two months) recovering from the fracture. After returning to the starting lineup, he finished the season with a .297 batting average, 10 home runs, and 55 RBI. He recorded hits in eight of the final nine regular-season games. Freese credited his improvement in power hitting to hitting coach Mark McGwire, who helped him refine his hitting stroke.
In his first playoff series, he drove in 4 runs against Philadelphia in Game 4 to force a fifth game. In the National League Championship Series (NLCS) against Milwaukee, Freese had a .545 batting average, hit 3 home runs, drove in 9 runs, and scored 7 runs. He was named the NLCS Most Valuable Player. Through Game 3 of the World Series against Texas, Freese had a 13-game postseason hitting streak, a Cardinals record and just two short of matching the all-time National League record. The hitting streak was snapped in Game 4.
In Game 6 of the 2011 World Series, with Texas leading, 3 games to 2, Freese came to bat in the bottom of the ninth, with two out and two men on base. With a count of one ball and two strikes, Freese hit a two-run triple to tie the game and send it to extra innings. In the eleventh inning, Freese then hit a game-winning lead-off, “walk-off”, solo home-run to deep center field, to send the World Series to its first Game 7 since 2002.
We’re looking forward to tonight to see if this tall guy gives us more of what he’s got. Stand Tall!