Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Learn about some of his past nicknames, what he would be doing if he wasn't playing baseball and if he knows how to spell "Rzepczynski" in this MLB.com video on the Cardinals third baseman.
St. Louis Cardinals third baseman and Lafayette High School grad David Freese fields some questions in the video above from MLB.com.
Saturday, February 9, 2013
For the 14th straight year, the Cardinals resolved arbitration cases without needing hearings. Hometown hero David Freese announced his agreement Friday afternoon, albeit for only one year.
Wildwood native and baseball's Most Valuable Player in both the National League Championship Series and World Series David Freese will play "at home" again in St. Louis, at least for another year. Freese was arbitration-eligible for the first time this year, and filed last month for a salary of $3.75 million. The St. Louis Cardinals countered with a $2.4 million offer. The final figure arrived at Friday afternoon was $3.15 million, when both sides agreed on a one-year deal for 2013. Freese was one of five arbitration-eligible players the Cardinals had to negotiate with this offseason, and was the last to reach an agreement, as reported by Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com. Freese earned $508,000 last season, she reported. The third baseman turns…
Saturday, December 1, 2012
The columnist for the Post-Dispatch talked to residents in the area who doubt that the St. Louis Cardinals star was just avoiding a deer.
St. Louis Cardinals fans gasped collectively at news that 2011 World Series most valuable player David Freese of Wildwood had been in a single-car accident on Nov. 22. Was he OK? Was alcohol involved for the player whose history has included drinking and driving? The answer, St. Louis County police said, was yes, he was fine and no, alcohol wasn't involved. Freese swerved to avoid a deer, police said. Now, a column by Bill McClellan in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch casts doubt on that story. McClellan talked to two people who were in the vicinity at the time of the wreck on Thanksgiving afternoon: A cyclist named Dave Fleming and a neighbor of the home where Freese's car took out a fence named Jim Mathis. Both acknowledge that deer are …
Friday, November 23, 2012
St. Louis Cardinals' player and 2011 World Series MVP David Freese was not injured when his SUV struck a tree in Wildwood Thursday, but his vehicle had to be towed from the accident scene.
St. Louis Cardinal third baseman David Freese was involved in a one-vehicle traffic accident on Thursday at 2:31 p.m. when he lost control of his 2011 black Range Rover to avoid deer on the roadway, according to St. Louis County Police. Freese then struck a tree at the intersection of Wildhorse Creek and Rieger roads in Wildwood. Freese, 29, was not injured during the incident, according to authorities. St. Louis County Police Department officers responded to the incident where a supervisor on the scene spoke to Freese, and confirmed the information. The vehicle was towed from the scene. St. Louis County Police spokesperson Randy Vaughn tells Patch no other investigations are under way.
Thursday, September 20, 2012
VIDEO: Listen to the combined Eureka High School Choirs singing at Busch Stadium Wednesday evening.
Eureka High School combined choirs sang "God Bless America" for St. Louis Cardinals' fans attending Wednesday night's game against the Houston Astros. Choir members are directed by Eureka High's music teacher Donna Baker. Eureka students and families witnessed a good game, as the Cardinals shut out the Astros, 5-0. Cardinals' starter Lance Lynn won his 16th game of the season. The Cardinals took a two-game lead in the wild-card race over the Dodgers. A special development of the game, David Freese and Yadier Molina hitting their 20th home runs of the season, made this Cardinals' team the first in franchise history to have five players with at least 20 home runs each.
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Thirty-four graduating senior baseball players from St. Louis metropolitan area vied against one another on legendary field of the 2011 World Champions during the Delta Dental’s SmilesLEAGUE Coaches’ Choice All-Star Baseball Game.
Thirty-four graduating senior baseball players from St. Louis metropolitan public high schools had the unique opportunity to compete against one another on the legendary field of the 2011 World Champions during the Delta Dental’s SmilesLEAGUE Coaches’ Choice All-Star Baseball Game. Players representing Eureka High and Lafayette High were among the two teams, as previewed on Eureka-Wildwood Patch. Mark Hencken was the player from Eureka High School chosen to play in this All-Star game; Tyler Manne was the player representing Lafayette High School. The game was played Saturday, following the 1:15 p.m. St. Louis Cardinals vs. Kansas City Royals baseball game. Admission to the game was free. Each of the SmilesLEAGUE all-star athletes was pre-…
Friday, June 8, 2012
Admission to All-Star game is free. Event also launches new Tobacco-Free Campaign featuring David Freese; marks start of raffle ticket sales benefitting area charities.
Representatives of Delta Dental of Missouri and the St. Louis Cardinals organization gathered Sunday outside of Busch Stadium to announce details of the second annual SmilesLEAGUE Coaches’ Choice High School Seniors All-Star baseball game. Mark Hencken was the player from Eureka High School selected to play in this All-Star game; Tyler Manne was the player selected from Lafayette High School. The game will be held June 16, following the 1:15 p.m. St. Louis Cardinals vs. Kansas City Royals baseball game. The all-star lineup includes 34 high school seniors from St. Louis and St. Louis County public high schools, who will be coached by Cardinals' alumni players Scott Cooper and Kerry Robinson. Admission to the game is free, and gates will …
Thursday, June 7, 2012
Major League Baseball representatives released early tabulations this week for the 2012 All-Star baseball game, and former Lafayette High baseball athlete David Freese could use hometown support.
When Major League Baseball and MLB.com staffs released preliminary tallies this week for the upcoming 83rd All-Star Game, Wildwood's Lafayette High hometown hero and World Series MVP David Freese was 32,000 votes beind the Mets' third baseman David Wright in the overall tallies. To vote for Freese, CLICK HERE. Fans can vote a maximum of 25 times, as dictated by each person's email address. Voting ends at 11:59 PM ET on Thursday, June 28. Matt Kemp and Josh Hamilton are the leading vote-getters so far. St. Louis Cardinals' catcher Yadier Molina had received the largest number of votes to date for that position. From July 1 to July 5, fans can return to MLB.com to cast their 2012 All-Star Game Final Vote for the final player for each …
Monday, May 21, 2012
We're following local products who have made it to the big leagues. Check out what Scott Van Slyke and Max Scherzer did Sunday!
David Freese The Wildwood-based Lafayette High School hero from the 2011 World Series has cooled after an early hot start. Going into Sunday's game against Los Angeles, Freese was hitting .266 with 8 HR and 29 RBI, but was hitting .176 in his last 10 games entering Sunday. Ryan Howard The slugger from Lafayette High was the subject of a lengthy report this past weekend in The Philadelphia Inquirer. Howard has been rehabbing a torn Achilles tendon suffered in the 2011 playoffs against the Cardinals. The newspaper explored if the Phillies' use of a cortisone shot last September played a role in the later injury. Howard did not comment for the story, but the team defended its handling of players according to a story by the Associated Press …
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
PHOTOS AND VIDEO: A different sort of local interview with David Freese just went viral, and this Eureka-Wildwood Patch editor wondered at the time what the giggling hoopla was about. Now I know, thanks to the Internet!
An interesting development occurred to David Freese, and apparently I witnessed it Thursday without realizing it at the time. LOOK CLOSELY at the featured photo that accompanies this article: Doesn't Freese look like he's saying to me, the photographer of the photo: "Get help, plezzzz!" as he peered into my Nikon camera? Now, I see. To be honest, I sensed something different was happening between him and KSDK-TV reporter Julie Tristan as I took photos of her interviewing him at Six Flags St. Louis Thursday for the launch of the renovated roller coaster ride "Mr. Freeze: Reverse Blast." But Tristan does the Show Me St. Louis Show, which is upbeat in general, so I shrugged and thought she must have interviewed him before and that they knew…