George Walter Freese

Tigard, Oregon


Tigard, Oregon


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Freese, George Walter 87 Sept. 12, 1926 July 27, 2014 On May 1, 1955, while playing for the Pittsburgh Pirates, George "Bud" Freese hit an inside- the-park grand slam. When asked how he did it, he humbly replied, "I just kept running." On a bright Sunday morning, July 27, 2014, George got up to...

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Paul Freese

George Freese impacted my life more than he will ever know. After spending a whole year around him, five days a week, I got to know the soul of a caring, giving, loving former baseball player. His "look" and half cocked-smile I will always cherish as each morning we talked about life and his family. Baseball was a thrill for him to play for those years, especially the time he was able to spend with his brother Gene, but his family and friends are the things in life he loved most....

George, our sympathies to you and your family on the passing of your father. It is never easy to go through this even if you know it's coming. Remember the good times. Bill, Karen and Lily Huerter. Halfmoon NY.

*sighs along with a heavy heart.

My thoughts and prayers to you all. And while I believe I am the youngest of the Freese 1st cousins...(Elmers youngest) I do have memories of the brothers (Uncle Bud and Gene, and Dad) faint as they may be..but memories of laughter and good times...And very nice write up!

I had the very great pleasure of meeting George in January at the Portland Oldtimers. George was an outstanding player on the Hollywood Stars, the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Puerto Rican Winter League Mayaguez Leones, three teams I grew up watching.

George was an even more outstanding human being.than he was a player.

My thoughts and prayers are with his family.

George was one of my heroes when I was a young lad who followed Portland Beaver baseball. I had the privilege of meeting George a few years ago at the Old Time Baseball banquet. He will be missed.

I am saddened to learn of George's passing.
I spent many happy times with my father watching the Beavers play in Multnomah Stadium.
George was my favorite player and was a true gentleman of the game.

I too was at that game when George hit the home run and his brother pretended to faint. I listened on the radio every night to The Portland Beaver games when I was young and was so excited when George came to the bat. As an Alpenrose pass holder I attended many games sitting way down the first base line cheering the Beavers on. There was always a loud cheer for George when he came up to bat. I wish I could have met him in person to share with him the joy he brought to a young baseball fan.