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Hersh Freeman

Hershell Baskin Freeman
Born: July 1, 1928 in Gadsden, Ala.
Died: Jan. 17, 2004 in Orlando, Fla.
Debut: 1952 | Pos: P
H: 6’3″ | W: 220 | B: R | T: R

6 30 16 204 37 359.0 158 3.74

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Hersh Freeman, a relief pitcher in the 1950s, died on Jan. 17, 2004 in Orlando, Fla. following an illness. He was 75.

Freeman debuted with the Boston Red Sox in 1952 and finished his career with a 30-16 record and a 3.74 ERA. He had a career-best year in 1956 with the Reds when he was 14-5 with 18 saves in 108.2 innings.

In May 1958, Freeman was traded by the Reds to the Cubs for Turk Lown.

According to his obituary, a torn muscle ended his pitching career in 1960.

Following his career, he moved to Orlando, Fla., with his family and he worked for a juvenile detention home.

He later worked as a high school baseball coach and coached in little league.

Sources: Orlando Sentinel obituary