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MLB Veteran and Cardinals Postseason Hero David Freese Announces Retirement on Twitter

ST LOUIS, MO - OCTOBER 28:  World Series MVP David Freese #23 of the St. Louis Cardinals celebrates with fans after defeating the Texas Rangers 6-2 to win Game Seven of the MLB World Series at Busch Stadium on October 28, 2011 in St Louis, Missouri.  (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
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After 11 seasons with four different teams, former World Series MVP and St. Louis Cardinals playoff hero David Freese announced on Twitter that he's hanging up his cleats.

After being drafted by the San Diego Padres in 2006, Freese was traded the next year to the St. Louis Cardinals, spending five big league seasons with them from 2009-2013.

Freese moved on and played for the Los Angeles Angels (2014-2015), Pittsburgh Pirates (2016-2018) and ended his career with the Los Angeles Dodgers (2018-2019).

Even though Freese had plenty of impressive moments with each franchise, nothing will be greater than his run with the Cardinals in the 2011 playoffs, including the World Series where he hit .348 (8-for-23) with five extra-base hits (one home run) and seven RBI.

Freese's play in the World Series that year made him a legend in St. Louis, as he had clutch hit after clutch hit. To make it even more perfect, Freese grew in Missouri, making it that much easier for the fan base to wrap their arms around him.

Congrats on a amazing career, David!