Skip to comments.Former major leaguer Gene Freese passes away at 79
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 ...
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Wow.. Another player whose baseball card I remember flipping.
I remember Gene and George Fresse. Rip Gene.
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... :)
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?
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?