ST. LOUIS, MO – David Freese announced his retirement on Saturday via Twitter. He had an 11 year career with the Cardinals, Angels, Pirates, and Dodgers.
The 36-year-old played the final 1 1/2 seasons with the Los Angeles Dodgers who were eliminated by the Nationals in the 2019 National League Division Series.
His tweet read in part, “You took a 23-year-old kid out of college and pushed him to 36. Can’t thank you enough for that. Needed it. Will never stop thinking about the days I got to be around such wonderful people playing this game.”
Freese is etched in Cardinals history for his heroics in Game 6 of the 2011 World Series, when he hit a game-tying triple against Rangers in the 9th, then, two innings later, hit a home run to lead off the 11th and force a Game 7.
Freese graduated in 2001 from Lafayette High School in Wildwood, MO.
— David Freese (@DavidFreese) October 12, 2019
Just a kid from St. Louis.
"We will see you tomorrow night!" will forever give us chills.
Congratulations on a great career, @david23freese! pic.twitter.com/7QsTV6NVxG
— St. Louis Cardinals (@Cardinals) October 12, 2019