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Freese’s elusive prize

Wed., March 21, 2012

The Corvette he won as World Series MVP is waiting at home for David Freese to drive. It might take a GPS to locate another prize from last October. Freese already owns the ball he hit for the home run in the 11th inning that won Game 6. He’d love to add the ball from his two-out, two-strike, two-run triple in the bottom of the ninth that saved the Series for the St. Louis Cardinals. “To me, that hit was more memorable,” Freese (pictured right) said. “Because of the situation, what it meant.” In the commotion that followed Freese’s tying triple off Texas closer Neftali Feliz, that ball seems to have disappeared. It might be fated to join some of the game’s most elusive souvenirs – the famed home-run balls of Bobby Thomson and Kirk Gibson are missing, too.

– Associated Press


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