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Hometown boy David Freese wins MVP

Updated: October 29, 2011, 2:47 AM ET
Associated Press

ST. LOUIS -- David Freese caught Albert Pujols' attention from the moment the young third baseman joined the St. Louis Cardinals.

The hometown kid was something of a wild child back then, but he was also humble and hardworking. So Pujols took him under his wing, setting him on the right path, one that led Freese all the way to the MVP award of the St. Louis Cardinals' 11th World Series championship.

"I don't have a word yet to describe David Freese," Pujols said after St. Louis ...

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