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Nick Freeberger overcomes broken neck to play baseball for Archbishop Spalding
Nick Freeberger overcomes broken neck to play baseball for Archbishop Spalding

Archbishop Spalding junior first baseman Nick Freeberger sits on a dugout bench. The evening sun is shining on his boyish face, and he smiles. It has been a good day. He helped his No. 2 Cavaliers to victory with a three-run home run. That would be enough to make most high school baseball players grin, but there is more behind this display of happiness than a single game. To look at him now, no one would suspect that a little more than a month ago, screws were ground into his head for a halo to support a broken neck, and that the chances of his playing baseball this season or perhaps ever were in doubt. Freeberger, an All-Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association A Conference...

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