We didn’t temporarily name the site after the guy for nothing. David Freese won World Series MVP for the St. Louis Cardinals by driving in seven runs, including three in a ridiculously clutch performance in Game 6. He went 1-for-2 with two walks and a two-run double in Game 7. Freese also set a postseason record with 21 RBIs during the playoffs.
It was an incredible development for Freese considering the 28-year-old only has played 184 career games and tallied 604 career at-bats. He missed time this year after sustaining a broken hand and concussion from hit-by-pitches. Neither injury prevented him from contributing during the season and playoffs.
Of all the talented sluggers in St. Louis’ lineup — Albert Pujols, Matt Holliday, Lance Berkman — I never would have expected David Freese to break out and help carry the team. The St. Louis native did so with three home runs and nine RBIs against the Brewers, and seven more RBIs against the Rangers.
To give you an idea of how surprising and spectacular his postseason was, Freese hit five home runs in the playoffs. He has 15 home runs for his career. Was it a fluke or was it a breakout? It doesn’t matter, because he has the ring, MVPs and his name in the record books forever.
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