Friday, April 27, 2012
When St. Louis Cardinals MVP player David Freese was at Six Flags St. Louis Thursday to be the first to ride "Mr. Freeze: Reverse Blast," they surprised him with a cake for his birthday, which is Saturday.
Happy Birthday to our own hometown MVP player who has strong Wildwood baseball roots. He was born April 28, 1983, and named David Richard Freese. See two previous articles from Thursday: David Freese Highlights Six Flags' Media Day (Video) David Freese: Joy About Local Ball While helping Six Flags St. Louis christened the renovated roller coaster "Mr. Freeze: Reverse Blast," Freese signed autographs for youth groups who had won the chance to brave the ride with him Thursday. Eighteen members of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern Missouri joined Freese for the inaugural launch-ride. “I have been coming to Six Flags since I was a kid and the roller coasters have always been my favorite,” said Freese in a Six Flags release about Thursday's …
Thursday, April 26, 2012
When David Freese helped Six Flags St. Louis inaugurate the renovated roller coaster "Mr. Freeze: Reverse Blast" on Thursday, Patch also asked him about lessons learned from baseball at Lafayette High School.
Being happy at what you're doing is key to succeeding, said David Freese, a Lafayette High School graduate turned St. Louis Cardinals MVP World Series baseball player. Freese took part in Six Flags St. Louis' launch of the park's newly renovated ride "Mr. Freeze: Reverse Blast" on Thursday in Eureka. See related Eureka-Wildwood Patch article: David Freese Highlights Six Flags' Media Day "Going through high school is a special time of life. You come to forks in the road," said Freese. "The coaches at Lafayette taught me to respect the game, respect my opponents as well as to respect the desire to win. They taught me how to 'get after it.'" Freese was aware of the first-ever home run hit over the fence by a high school player, Eureka High …
From MVP St. Louis Cardinals' player to roller coaster thrill seeker, former Wildwood resident David Freese christened Six Flags' new "Mr. Freeze: Reverse Blast" roller coaster on Thursday.
David Freese was as good a sport at Six Flags St. Louis Thursday as he is on national baseball fields. As part of this year's Media Day at the amusement park in Eureka, Freese helped the Six Flags staff officially launch their renovated "Mr. Freeze: Reverse Blast" roller coaster, which takes riders from 0 to 70 mph backward through a 190-foot tunnel into a 180-degree inversion and finally climbing the 222-foot tower in reverse, hanging parallel to the ground, before diving straight down! Six Flags ran a contest last month to see who would brave the ride with Freese on this day. Getting with the spirit, Freese led the roller coaster "Freeze Train" five times Thursday, all with different groups of people, such as the Big Brothers Big Sisters…
Thursday, April 12, 2012
All-star first baseman will answer questions, post exclusive videos and share advice for young athletes in new, regular feature on Patch.
Good news, Cardinals' fans! There’s a high-priced, power-hitting, first baseman on the way. Not to play for St. Louis, of course (We think Berkman and Allen Craig will be just fine). Instead, Patch users young and old can tap into the expertise of New York Yankees star Mark Teixeira, who has been named “Commissioner of Patch Baseball.” Teixeira, a four-time Gold Glove winner and two-time All-Star, will interact with Patch users by regularly responding to questions, sharing baseball tips, and posting exclusive videos. Teixeira also will offer young athletes advice on how to stay in shape and why healthful eating is so important for optimal performance. “I live in a Patch town now and I keep tabs on my original hometown via the Patch site …
Friday, December 23, 2011
Lafayette High grad David Freese, who helped lead the Cards to their 11th World Series championship in October, joined University City-based Operation Food Search on Wednesday to distribute donations.
Cardinals playoff hero David Freese was in University City Wednesday lending a helping hand to Operation Food Search. Freese helped load frozen turkeys into vans and onto trucks that take the donated turkeys to metro St. Louis charitable organizations during the holiday season. “I’ve done this before with (Cards trainer) Barry Weinberg, and I had a blast doing it,” Freese said, after spending nearly an hour loading the more than 700 frozen turkeys into nearly a dozen delivery vehicles. “And to see the people’s faces that are getting these turkeys, that’s what it’s all about.” The Cardinals third baseman also spent a good part of his morning signing autographs and taking pictures with the loads of Cardinals fans who also volunteered to …
Thursday, December 15, 2011
Eleven of 13 Rockwood Alumni Hall of Fame inductees graduated from Lafayette High School or Eureka High School. One is St. Louis Cardinals World Series Most Valuable Player David Freese.
To honor the 100th anniversary of the first Rockwood School District graduating class, Rockwood Schools Foundation board members decided to produce an inaugural Rockwood Alumni Hall of Fame. Eleven of the 13 individuals who will be inducted were graduates of Lafayette High or Eureka High schools. The district's headquarters are located in Eureka. The following inductees, who are listed in alphabetical order by last name, will be honored for their outstanding accomplishments in their fields during an alumni celebration gala at the Magic House on Jan. 28: “To select 13 individuals for the inaugural Rockwood Alumni Hall of Fame was a difficult task, as more than 40,000 students have graduated from the district since 1912,” said Debbie …
Monday, October 31, 2011
PHOTOS AND VIDEO: It was a nice celebration Sunday for 2011 World Series winners St. Louis Cardinals and their fans. Hurray for Lafayette High and Wildwood's own baseball hero — David Freese.
Even the Rally Squirrel was incorporated into the parade festivities, which ran from Market Street into Busch Stadium.
Saturday, October 29, 2011
WATCH FAN CELEBRATION VIDEO: Former maintenance man with Rockwood School District mops up 2011 World Series. Congrats David Freese and St. Louis Cardinals!
When St. Louis Cardinals' third baseman David Freese graduated Lafayette High School, do you think he dreamed he'd be driving a World Series corvette some day? St. Louis Cardinals beat Texas Rangers 6-2 Friday in Game 7 of the World Series to become 2011 champs for the 11th time. The Cardinals Victory Parade starts at 4 p.m. at 18th St. and Market in downtown St. Louis, moving down Market Street to 7th St. South to Stan Musial Drive to Busch Stadium. In four trucks will be Cardinals players, Fredbird, Team Fredbird, Rally Squirrel and the marching bands of Lindbergh, Pattonville, Seckman and Belleville high schools. There is also a celebration at 2 p.m. Sunday sponsored by Budweiser at the stadium with $5 tickets going on sale 2 p.m. …
Thursday, October 27, 2011
The Lafayette grad jacked one over the centerfield fence to steal Game 6 from the Texas Rangers. Do the Cardinals have a chance in Game 7?
Minutes after the St. Louis Cardinals clawed back and won Game 6 of the Worlds Series just before midnight, fans on Twitter were raving about the game and the performance of hometown hero David Freese, the Lafayette High grad whose walkoff homer won the game. The Cards won 10-9, knotting the series 3-3 for a deciding Game 7 tonight. "Why is David Freese not trending?!" tweeted "ndrewAllen." "If the #Cardinals win the World Series, they have to build a statue of #DavidFreese," posted JYOUNGNEXTLEVEL, hailing the alum of the Wildwood high school. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch, on the homepage of its STLtoday.com website, headlined its story "Freese it! Hometown hero sends series to Game 7." Nobody could resist the play on words. MLB.com …
Thursday, October 6, 2011
This article credits former Lafayette High baseball player, Ryan Howard, who now plays for the Philadelphia Phillies, with saving David Freese’s baseball career, now with the St. Louis Cardinals. Freese reversed his decision to quit ball at Lafayette.