The renowned minor league slugger hit 42 home runs for Denver (American Association)
in 1976 but only 22 in parts of eight ML seasons. In 1971 with the Phillies, his
only season as a ML regular, Freed hit .221.
FROM THE BASEBALL CHRONOLOGY
»April 16, 1978: Cardinal Bob Forsch (3–0) hurls a no-hitter in beating the Phillies 5–0. Forsch walks two and strikes out three in pitching the first no-hitter in St. Louis by a Cardinal since Jesse Haines in 1924. Roger Freed's bases loaded pinch double drives in three runs to help beat Randy Lersch.