One moment you see David Freese get swallowed up by his teammates around home plate after his dramatic walk off home run in the 11th inning sending the World Series to a seventh game. The next time you see him, his jersey is gone? You can probably thank Nick Punto for that.
The veteran has been given the name the “Shredder” for his reputation of walking up to teammates and pulling straight down on their dress shirts, ripping collars, buttons…everything right off their body.
Freese’s white #23 jersey didn’t stand a chance, but now it’s headed to Cooperstown, NY as the National Baseball Hall of Fame has what’s left of the jersey as well as the bat he used for that dramatic home run.
In the World Series, Freese is hitting .333 (7 for 21) with two doubles and his triple and home run from the ninth and 11th innings in game six. In his first postseason, Freese is hitting .393 with seven doubles, five homers and 19 RBI.