Bill Freehan was a First Baseman and Catcher for the Detroit Tigers from 1961 to 1976 and was an 11-time All-Star.
By: Peter Elliott – Lead NFL and MLB Writer – @redsoxforever42
Now, his grandson Blaise Salter, who was drafted 940th overall in the 31st round of this year’s draft was signed by his Grandfather’s team, the Detroit Tigers.
His friend, and teammate at Michigan State Cam Gibson, was also drafted and later signed by the Tigers.
Blaise’s mother, Kelley Salter said,
“It’s so exciting. The reaction was over the moon. We were so excited, just for my dad.”
The 2014 NECBL (New England Collegiate Baseball League) MVP had a career slash line of .305/.368/.468 made up of 210 hits with 19 home runs, and 139 RBIs in his four years at Michigan State.
I had the privilege of watching Salter while he played for the NECBL’s Newport Gulls last year. His sweet swing and great attitude made him a fan favorite.
I guess dreams really come true!! So thankful for this opportunity!! Go Tigers pic.twitter.com/LsvGCEzybk
— Blaise Salter (@B_Salt11) June 10, 2015
Come to think of it, Salter closely resembles his Grandfather. They both have the same stance, hold the bat the same way, and seem to share the same intensity and love for Baseball.
I wish nothing but the best for Blaise Salter and for his MLB journey.
Peter Elliott writes about the NFL and MLB for Talking Baws.