Lynn Henning: Bill Freehan’s baseball skills, history yet awe Tigers teammates

Appropriate and painful, those video snippets running for the past couple of months. They show Bill Freehan with his Tigers cap on backwards and his catcher’s mask tossed to the side. He settles beneath a pop-up launched by Tim McCarver that had been shot into the afternoon sun at Busch Stadium, just right of the plate. Freehan raises his catcher’s mitt and snags the ball.

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