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An All Star in all 11 seasons in which he caught 75+ games, Bill Freehan held MLB career records for catchers in fielding %, chances, and putouts at his retirement.
"Whoever wants to know the heart and mind of America had better learn baseball…"
~Jacques Barzun, 1954
The best catcher and great nice man and knew the game better than onyone ive known…billy was a very special glue for our team. Billy was a REAL PLAYER
Put Bill Freehan in the Hall of Fame.
Thanks, Denny. You sure had a special year in 1968 and I’d bet Bill was a big part of that. Always great to hear from you.
The people who hold the keys to the HOF need to be FIRED. Seems like they no nothing of baseball or they are political or just love their power. Bill Freehan definitely belongs in the HOF. I’m a Yankee fan and I always appreciated the talent Mr. Freehan gave to his position.
Best catcher of an entire decade, but he isn’t in the HOF? It defies any rational explanation.
Freehan was the toughest Tiger All Time. Reggie Jackson sat out a World Series because of a collision with Freehan. He led league in HBP year after year. Played broken fingers many times. Bill was one tough cookie
I think William Ashley Freehan was one of the best catchers of the time. Even better and more consistent than, another top Tiger catcher, Lance Parrish. Who can forget the great block of Lou Brock in the ’68 World Series.