Just beyond the center field wall at Busch Stadium lies a patch of green grass, where home runs tend to land if they’re out towards that direction.
On Wednesday night, St. Louis Cardinals shortstop Paul DeJong hit a two-run homer that landed on that patch of grass.
But his home run is not the first one to land there, nor will it be the last.
Just over a decade ago, David Freese hit his walk-off homer in Game 6 of the World Series against the Texas Rangers to that same patch of grass.
Years later, the patch became known as “Freese’s Landing.”
On Twitter, the Cardinals posted a video of DeJong’s blast off of Corbin Burnes.
Paul DeJong to Freese's Landing! #STLCards pic.twitter.com/UwDKR8bTqQ
— St. Louis Cardinals (@Cardinals) May 18, 2023
Freese’s Landing certainly holds great historical significance in St. Louis.
Since that walk-off home run, there have been several balls that have landed in that area.
Every time a Cardinals player hits a home run in that direction, it evokes memories of Freese’s blast in the minds of St. Louis fans.
DeJong’s home run certainly provided some of that for the Cardinals and their fans on Wednesday.
That home run helped the Cardinals extend their lead over the Milwaukee Brewers to 3-0.
St. Louis ultimately held on to win by that score, securing a win for left-hander Matthew Liberatore, as well as a series win over the Brewers.
But the home run hit by DeJong certainly evoked some flashes of the 2011 World Series 12 years later.
Freese’s Landing has become a popular spot at Busch Stadium and will remain as such for years to come.NEXT: Cardinals Rookie Brought The Heat In His Season Debut