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Video: David Freese takes Babe Ruth Award

Already the recipient of the 2011 National League Championship Series and World Series Most Valuable Player Awards, St. Louis Cardinals third baseman David Freese added another such recognition Saturday night in New York.

The New York chapter of the Baseball Writers Association of America (BBWAA) bestowed The Babe Ruth Award upon Freese. The award is given annually to the Major League Baseball player with the best performance in the postseason. It was created in honor of New York Yankees Hall of Famer Babe Ruth in 1949.

In the following clip, posted by, Freese accepts his newest award after having been introduced by Yankees general manager Brian Cashman.

(Some of Freeseā€™s television appearances earlier this off-season can be viewed here.)

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2 Responses to “Video: David Freese takes Babe Ruth Award”

  1. friendmouse says:

    Wow…as Rodney Dangerfield used to quip “A tough audience here tonight!” Those folks seemed to be having an un-fun evening, wishing they were somewhere else. I didn’t “get” D-Freese’s “…find a couple of barrels and get invited to an event like this…” comment. What was that about? Ah, okay…I suppose he was referencing how he made the baseball “find” the barrel of his bat? Baseball players’ lingo, I assume. David did clean up rather nicely, though…looking good in his tux! But he looks far better and more at ease with the ‘birds on the bat and on the diamond than in a swanky NYC ballroom full of suits. Just some of the trappings of fame and fortune.

  2. RCWarrior says:

    Yea David doesn’t drink anymore so I guess this event was one where he wishes he could have had a few Long Island iced teas to calm the nerves.

    David feels more at home with the birds on the bat because when in that uniform and in St. Louis he is around his hometown folks. Anyone would be more comfortable in that situation. Those people love him because they are supposed to.

    A well deserved award by the way. David was huge in the playoffs.

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