Bill Freehan Death – Obituary News : 1968 World Series Champion has died .
We are sad to report that Bill Freehan has passed away, according to the following statements posted on social media on August 19. 2021.
Detroit Tigers 3h · We mourn the passing of Bill Freehan, who spent all 15 years of his career wearing the Olde English ‘D’. He was an 11-time All Star, five-time Gold Glove winner, 1968 World Series Champion, and impactful community leader.
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Freddie Woods wrote
Growing up all boys have a sports hero. Mine was Bill Freehan. He passed this morning after a long battle with Alzheimer’s. Detroit Tiger fans, this is a sad day. One of the top catchers EVER in the American League, he helped the Tigers beat the Cardinals in the 1968 World Series, he and Carl Yastrzemski were the only players in the top ten of the MVP voting in 1967 and 1968. A 11 time All Star and 5 Time Gold Glove winner! I still have a autographed ball and jersey from him! Positive Vibes to us all!
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Great player from my childhood. He got the only Tiger hit in the very first game I attended at Tiger Stadium in 1967. Praying for his family and friends.Janice Jackson
My favorite player when I was growing up. I got his autograph when I was in middle school while he was playing a charity basketball game.He was really nice while signing things for us kids.
An awesome player. RIP Bill Freehan. Prayers for your family during this time.Ron Kevern wrote
Great fellow who once met with our sons and gave some valuable insights into baseball careers. He will be missed.
Diane Brazier wrote
I met him once, and of course, I was star-struck. He was so polite and quite the gentleman. And SO handsome. One of my favorite people. Condolences to his family.
Penny Grzenia wrote
What a great baseball player. Our thoughts and prayers to your family. One of the best catchers of all time.
Steve Cushman wrote
This is going to be a tough day for me!!! I idolized Bill my entire childhood! And I NEVER got to meet him. My sincere prayers go out to the Freehan family.
Ron Hogue wrote
We were blessed. And we are thankful for Bill and his family. God bless him and his family. For he never knew how much he influenced young men and women. By his sport, and his life. Thank you again.
Carol J. McIntyre wrote
RIP Bill Freehan. My all time favorite Tiger. He should be in the hall of fame. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.
Gordon Johnson wrote
so sorry to hear of his passing…..a great athlete and person…..another member of the ’68 Tigers to pass …..was it really 53 years ago that they won it all? …a Great time to be a Detroit Tigers fan….Rest in Peace Bill Freehan … You were one of the greats….
Kathy Molnar Ferrando wrote
I grew up across the street from him when he was in Little League in the 50s. A great family! All us kids played catch with him – in the street. Must have helped him since we couldn’t throw – but he caught them all. Rest in peace, Bill.
Ed Kolle wrote
SO SORRY TO HEAR THIS I have a foul ball that he signed for me in 1969!! Also a glove he signed with Micky Lolich !! My grandmother was very good friends with Art Meyers !! He was able to get a bat with many autographs from the training camp in Florida!!! My grandmother’s company supplied fruits and vegetables for the Tigers for years!! RIP Mr.Freehan!! One of the greatest catchers ever.
One of the all time great Tigers. RIP Bill. Thanks for the memories and representing your team, the city of Detroit and all of Michigan with class and professionalism.Deanna Lalonde wrote
My grandfather’s radio was always on for a Tigers game – strong good memories of the names of Al Kaline, Bill Freehan, Aurelio Rodriguez, Willie Horton , etc flying through the air on hot summer days – we had to be quiet or go outside to play lol