David Freese on the time he didn’t say hello to MLB record-breaking umpire Joe West

St. Louis Cardinals

Umpire Joe West, second from right, is applauded by the umpiring crew after a video tribute to West, who is will break the record for most games as a major league umpire with No. 5,376 when he works the Cardinals-White Sox baseball game Tuesday, May 25, 2021, in Chicago. From left are Nic Lentz, Bruce Dreckman, West, and Dan Bellino. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

The St. Louis Cardinals will be part an answer to a baseball trivia question moving forward: Which teams played the night Joe West became Major League Baseball’s all-time games leader for umpires?

West, who started as a Major League umpire in 1976, is working Tuesday’s Cardinals-White Sox game in Chicago. He’s breaking the record first set by longtime umpire Bill Klem.

Former Cardinals third baseman David Freese was among those sharing Joe West stories on social media Tuesday.

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