Monday, August 24, 2015

Today in Baseball.. Bill Freehan's 200th Home Run

Thirty-Nine years ago today, August 24, 1976, Detroit Tigers catcher Bill Freehan hit his 200th, and final, big league home run.

The home run was, fittingly I suppose, Freehan's 100th at Tiger Stadium, to go with his 100 on the road.

It's hard to imagine that my hero on the baseball diamond played his final season in the big leagues 39 years ago.

I know those Bill Freehan stats upon request... 200 HRs, .262 lifetime batting average, 5 consecutive gold gloves, .993 lifetime fielding percentage, 11 All-Star games, 1968 World Series Champion, and, of course... his uniform #11.

Play Ball!

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