Freese David June 2011 by Keith Allison - CCFrom ‘burned out’ to bright lights, baseballs’ newest champion is being called a local boy-turned-hero.

“I’m trying to soak this all in,” David Freese said, after being named the MVP of the World Series for his performance with the St. Lewis Cardinals in their come-from-behind victory over the Texas Rangers in the seven game series.

It’s a surprise that Freese, 28, even arrived at this point. Burned out from playing baseball, he quit the game during his senior season in high school and didn’t take a baseball scholarship.

He said his parents were the only two who supported him.

After some odd jobs, he began his comeback to the diamond. Despite numerous injuries over five years, the third baseman became the sixth player ever to win both the NLCS MVP and World Series MVP in the same year.

(READ the story in Fox News)

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