Freigau was an early Big Ten basketball star at Ohio State. A utility man for the
most part, he spent one year, 1926, as the Cubs' third baseman.
FROM THE BASEBALL CHRONOLOGY
»May 23, 1925:
The Cards trade C Mike Gonzalez and infielder Howard Freigau to the Cubs for catcher Bob O'Farrell. O'Farrell, who suffered a fractured skull from a foul tip, played just 71 games in 1924 and lost his job to Gabby Hartnett. But O'Farrell will have a banner year for the Cards, hitting .293 and catching 146 games, and then take over as manager in 1927. Freigau will hit .307 for the year.