In a sensational turn of events, Freddie Freeman has etched his name in the annals of Dodgers history by achieving his 50th double of the season. This historic milestone not only cements his remarkable season but also sees him surpassing Shawn Green’s record for single-season doubles.
In the year 2003, Shawn Green made headlines by establishing the Los Angeles Dodgers’ single-season record for doubles, hitting 49 two-baggers throughout 160 games played. In a stunning display of prowess, Freeman has managed to eclipse this record in just 129 games this season. His tally of 50 doubles stands as a testament to his exceptional performance, coinciding with the Dodgers’ commanding lead in the National League West division race. A touch of personal connection comes into play, as Freeman’s upbringing in Southern California adds depth to the achievement. His journey began around the age of 11, coinciding with Shawn Green’s tenure with the Dodgers.
The ongoing season has witnessed Freeman’s continuous growth, building upon his previous year with the Dodgers. Back in 2022, Freeman took the lead across all major leagues with an impressive 47 doubles and 199 hits. As the current season unfolds, Freeman’s dominance persists, leading in both categories with an impressive count of 176 hits and 50 doubles even before the close of August.
Freeman’s consistency across seasons has garnered well-deserved acclaim from the Dodgers’ front office. Drawing praise from none other than Dodgers manager Dave Roberts, Freeman’s ability to utilize the entire baseball field draws comparisons to Hall of Fame players. In the current year, Freeman boasts a batting average of .340, positioning him as the second-best in the majors. Alongside this, his tally of 87 RBIs and a notable .998 OPS secures his place at the third position, trailing only behind Shohei Ohtani and teammate Mookie Betts.
With the Dodgers’ impressive standing at 81-49, their focus has shifted from dominating the NL West race to preparing for a potentially extended postseason run. As they aim for their second championship in four years, Freeman’s remarkable performance undoubtedly plays a pivotal role in the team’s aspirations.
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