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Former major leaguer Gene Freese passes away at 79
SportsNOLA ^ | June 20, 2013 | Ken Trahan

Posted on 06/20/2013 8:15:44 PM PDT by EveningStar

Long-time New Orleans resident and former major leaguer Gene Freese died late Tuesday in Metairie at the age of 79.

Freese recently underwent back surgery, which he came through but complications arose. His heart stopped en route to East Jefferson hospital on Tuesday ...

Freese was part of the 1961 Cincinnati World Series team that faced the New York Yankees ... Freese batted .277 with 26 home runs and 87 RBI as a major contributor to the Reds' success ...

(Excerpt) Read more at sportsnola.com ...


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KEYWORDS: baseball; genefreese; obituary
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1 posted on 06/20/2013 8:15:44 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar

Wow.. Another player whose baseball card I remember flipping.
RIP, Gene.


2 posted on 06/20/2013 8:17:15 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: EveningStar
RIP. I think that leaves Eddie Kasko and Frank Robinson as the starters still alive from that Reds’ World Series team.
3 posted on 06/20/2013 8:22:15 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09.")
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Doh! :(

4 posted on 06/20/2013 8:44:22 PM PDT by EveningStar ("What color is the sky in your world?" -- Frasier Crane)
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To: ConservativeStatement

I remember Gene and George Fresse. Rip Gene.


5 posted on 06/20/2013 8:50:05 PM PDT by whitedog57
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To: EveningStar

He and Nellie Fox stopped at our field, 3 blocks from Sox Park, and helped us kids one afternoon.. Early Wynn, and John Romano, came as well... Great times back then... :)


6 posted on 06/20/2013 8:56:45 PM PDT by carlo3b (Speechless in Sugar Land)
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Wow! Must have been 1960? Where was your park? I remember that summer after the great ‘59 Pennant drive. Where was my hero Luis Aparicio?


7 posted on 06/20/2013 11:22:51 PM PDT by jobim (.)
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Minnie and Aparicio, were my favorites as well.. I was a kid back in ‘50’s, and I lived about a mile from the park and was there for almost all home games, especially in 59.. How could a Sox fan forget that year?


8 posted on 06/20/2013 11:54:19 PM PDT by carlo3b (Speechless in Sugar Land)
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To: EveningStar

RIP.


9 posted on 06/21/2013 5:06:28 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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