STL Legend, 2011 World Series hero David Freese retires

The St. Louis native was 2011 World Series MVP, take a listen to his highlights from that game.

Brad Choat
October 12, 2019 - 2:26 pm

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - One of St. Louis's "hometown heroes" is calling it a career.

David Freese announced on social media Saturday that he's retiring from Major League Baseball after 11 seasons spent with a total of five organizations. That included a World Series title with the St. Louis Cardinals in 2011 when he was MVP.

The 36-year-old Lafayette High School alum made his final appearance Wednesday in a deciding Game 5 of an NL Division Series, striking out as a pinch-hitter for the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Freese had a  .545 batting average with 12 hits in the NL Championship Series in 2011. He also set a MLB postseason record with 21 RBIs and earned MVP honors in the NLCS and World Series.

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