Although Chris Carpenter and Lance Berkman had good cases for themselves, David Freese was named the 2011 World Series MVP. The hometown kid who grew up a Cardinals fan just lived every boys dream.
Freese hit .348 for the World Series, with three doubles and seven RBIs. Oh, and he had one home run you might remember — the walkoff shot in the 11th inning of Game 6.
The 28-year-old third baseman has taken a rocky road to the top of his sport. He quit baseball out of high school and it wasn’t until this year that he was a regular at the big league level. Even this year, injuries limited him to only 97 games.
Said Freese: “I’ve had plenty of days in my life where I thought I wouldn’t even be close to being a big leaguer. I’m here because of everyone around me. They put so much trust in me to accomplish, not just baseball, but stuff in life.”
Congrats to you, World Series MVP David Freese. Enjoy it.