Heard of David Freese now?

Oft-injured Cardinals third baseman breaks out to become October's hottest hitter

Updated: October 17, 2011, 5:31 PM ET
By Amy K. Nelson | ESPN.com

MILWAUKEE -- It wasn't very long ago that David Freese had quit baseball, having decided that his heart just wasn't into it. He was in school, studying computer science and trying to be a normal college student. But one day he called his mother, Lynn, and told her he had changed his mind.

"I don't want to work a desk job for the rest of my life," the St. Louis native told his mom.

For the Cardinals that's a good thing, because on Sunday night Freese stood in the middle of the ...

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