LA Dodgers Freddie Freeman wrote the club’s history.
Freeman started as first baseman number 2 in the home game against the Detroit Tigers held at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California on the 19th (Korean time) and recorded 1 hit in 3 at-bats, 1 walk, 1 stolen base, and 1 run. The team won 8-3.안전놀이터
Freeman, who retired with a ground ball to first base in the first inning, came up with one out and first and second base in the bottom of the third inning with the team leading 1-0, and hit a right-handed hit. Freeman’s hit loaded the bases, Will Smith’s sacrifice fly, and JD Martinez’s three-run home run widened the gap to 5-0.
In his third at-bat with one out in the bottom of the 5th inning, Freeman retired with a ground ball to first base, and completed multiple on-base hits in his last at-bat in the bottom of the 8th inning when the team was ahead 7-3. Freeman, who reached first base with a walk, succeeded in stealing second base when Martinez batted. 20th stolen base of the season.
Freeman, who was recording 26 home runs and 19 stolen bases before this day’s game, completed 20 stolen bases and was named to the 20 (home runs) – 20 (stealing bases) club. 20-20 is the symbol of the Hotajun people.
Freeman entered club history with this record. According to Dodgers Inside, Freeman became the first first baseman in Dodgers history to achieve 20-20.
Freeman, who was selected by Atlanta in the second round of the 2007 rookie draft, entered the big league in 2010. It was in the 2011 season that his name became known. Freeman hit 21 home runs and finished second in National League Rookie of the Year voting. In 2013, he batted .319 with 23 home runs and 109 RBIs and was selected as an All-Star for the first time in his career. In particular, he showed his slugging power and clutch ability in the 2019 season. He set career highs in home runs and RBIs with a batting average of .295, 38 home runs, and 121 RBI.
Freeman’s heyday did not end here. In 2020, when the season was shortened due to COVID-19, he earned the honor of National League MVP with a batting average of 0.341, 13 home runs, and 53 RBIs. In the 2021 season, he led the team to the World Series championship with a batting average of 0.300, 31 home runs, and 83 RBI. And he was proud of winning. Atlanta won the World Series championship for the first time in 26 years since 1995.
With the glory of winning behind him and his 8-year, $135 million contract with Atlanta coming to an end, Freeman took on a new challenge. He signed a huge six-year contract worth $162 million with the Dodgers. He played his part in 117 games last year, hitting 0.325 with 21 home runs and 100 RBIs. OPS is 0.918. He led the National League in hits, on-base percentage (.0407), and doubles (47).
He played an active part in the batting lineup again this year, leading the Dodgers to first place in the National League West Division. With this, the Dodgers succeeded in advancing to the postseason for the 11th consecutive year.
Freeman attached great significance to his achievement of the record, saying, “I never thought I would do it in my career, because most first basemen are not fast.”