George Freese

George Freese
Third baseman
Born: (1926-09-12)September 12, 1926
Wheeling, West Virginia
Died: July 27, 2014(2014-07-27) (aged 87)
Portland, Oregon
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 29, 1953, for the Detroit Tigers
Last MLB appearance
May 31, 1961, for the Chicago Cubs
MLB statistics
Batting average .257
Home runs 3
RBI 23

George Walter Freese (September 12, 1926 – July 27, 2014) was a third baseman in Major League Baseball. He played for the Detroit Tigers in 1953, Pittsburgh Pirates in 1955 and Chicago Cubs in 1961. Freese attended West Virginia University, where he played college baseball for the Mountaineers in 1947.[1]

He was later a member of the Cubs coaching staff from 1964–1965 and a minor league manager for the Bakersfield Dodgers in 1973-1974.

The older brother of MLB third baseman Gene Freese, George Freese lived in Portland, Oregon, where he played three years of minor league baseball for the Portland Beavers. He was inducted into the Oregon Sports Hall of Fame in 2008.[2]


  1. "West Virginia University Baseball Players Who Made it to the Major Leagues". Archived from the original on 2004-04-06. Retrieved 11 July 2012.
  2. "George Freese - Baseball". Oregon Sports Hall of Fame. Retrieved May 17, 2010.

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