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Dodgers’ David Freese announces retirement after 11-year career

Los Angeles Dodgers infielder David Freese announced his retirement from baseball on Saturday following a remarkable 11-year career in the majors.

Freese’s MLB career began in 2009 with the St. Louis Cardinals. He won the World Series MVP in 2011 with St. Louis behind a 1.691 OPS, eight hits and seven RBI in the series.

Freese’s biggest moment in the majors came in Game 6 of the World Series when he hit a game-tying, two-run triple with two outs in the bottom of the ninth. He came through in the 11th inning with a walk-off home run to send the series to Game 7.

He would leave St. Louis in 2014 and spend two seasons with the Los Angeles Angels. Freese followed that by joining the Pittsburgh Pirates for two and a half seasons before being traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Freese finishes his career with 113 home runs, 535 RBI and a .277/..351/.423 slash line across 1,184 games. While he isn’t a Hall of Famer, he will always have an important place in MLB history.

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