David Freese, best known for perhaps the most clutch hitting performance in MLB history, was swinging Rawlings lumber on his run to the 2011 World Series MVP.
Not only did he have the game-tying triple and the walk-off homerun in game 6, he set the record for RBI in a postseason with 21, winning the NLCS MVP for good measure. If that guy ever pays for a drink in St. Louis for the rest of his life, it’s a crime against humanity.
Aside from the Rawlings wood, Freese has also been mixing in a Marucci model DF23 that measures 34″/32 oz. Neither of Freese’s exact models are available online, but Rawlings and Marucci bats are plentiful online.
Freese has also been wearing the new Nike Diamond Pro Elite II batting gloves, in white/red for home games and grey/red for away games. As we found out in Prince‘s post, this style of glove is only available in select colors so far but my guess is there will be more choices as next baseball season nears.
Freese wears two different pairs of Nike Air Gamer MCS cleats that you can get very close to replicating on NIKEiD.com. His aways are the version with the blue swoosh (top) in the feature photo. His home versions have the white swoosh. There are slight differences that you can’t replicate, but check out @whatproswear for the links to the closest us mortals can possibly get to David Freese’s cleats.
You can also see an Evoshield handguard on Freese’s left hand, which we haven’t seen anywhere before. From what we’ve read, it is custom for David, but Evoshield is now producing their own batting gloves with the injury prevention baked right in.
Here are the links:
Rawlings Bats (not a lot of detail on Rawlings pro bats, ever really)
NIKEiD.com (Freese’s cleats are the Nike Air Max Gamer MCS)
Evoshield Batting Gloves (Freese doesn’t wear these, but he’s got an Evoshield handguard that is built into these gloves as well)