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Bill Freehan
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Freehan c. 1969
Catcher
Born: (1941-11-29)November 29, 1941
Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
Died: August 19, 2021(2021-08-19) (aged 79)
Walloon Lake, Michigan, U.S.
Batted: Right Threw: Right
debut
September 26, 1961, for the Detroit Tigers
Last appearance
October 3, 1976, for the Detroit Tigers
MLB statistics
Batting average .262
Home runs 200
Runs batted in 758
Teams
Career highlights and awards

William Ashley Freehan (November 29, 1941 – August 19, 2021) was an American professional baseball player. He played his entire fifteen-year Major League Baseball career as a catcher for the Detroit Tigers in 1961 and again from 1963 to 1976. He was born in Detroit, Michigan.

Freehan was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease in his later years. In October 2018, it was revealed that Freehan was in hospice care at his home in Michigan. He died on August 19, 2021 from the disease in Walloon Lake, Michigan at the age of 79.

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