George Freese was born on Sunday, September 12, 1926, in Wheeling, West Virginia. Freese was 26 years old when he broke into the big leagues on April 29, 1953, with the Detroit Tigers. His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive George Freese baseball stats page.
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George 'Bud' Freese Autograph on a 1955 Bowman Baseball Card (#84 | Checklist )
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Did you know that George Freese lived in Portland, Oregon, where he played three years of Minor League Baseball for the Portland Beavers? "Bud" was inducted into the Oregon Sports Hall of Fame in 2008 where his plaque reads:
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Pitt , where as a freshman in 1944, he was starting quarterback. He served in the Air Force until 1946, and when discharged, he received a scholarship to West Virginia University , where he lettered in 1946-1947 as an all star quarterback. He was involved in professional baseball for 26 years, with the Brooklyn Dodgers, Detroit Tigers, Pittsburgh Pirates, Chicago Cubs, Hollywood Stars, LA Angels, and Portland Beavers. The 6-0, 190-pounder coached for the Chicago Cubs, scouted for years and worked as a minor-league manager.
Freese has been a Portland resident since 1958, and remains a member of the Oregon Old Timers Association.
Source: Oregon Sports Hall of Fame and Museum ( link ).
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