Saturday, June 22, 2013
RIP - Gene Freese
Gene Freese passed away on June 18, 2013 at age 79, from complications following back surgery. He had lived in New Orleans for the past 60 years.
Freese was a 3rd baseman for six teams from 1955-1966. Although starting out with the Pirates, his big years were as the power-hitting 3rd baseman for the Phillies ('59), White Sox ('60), and NL champion Reds ('61). He later returned to the Pirates and White Sox.
New Orleans obituary
An SI story from 1962