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Dodgers News: Freddie Freeman Named National League Player of the Month for May

Dodgers superstar first baseman Freddie Freeman has been named the National League Player of the Month for May. Freeman, who played in all 28 Dodger games this month, slashed .400/.462/.722 with six home runs, 17 doubles (Dodgers franchise record), 26 RBIs and an incredible OPS of 1.184. He could not have been more deserving of the award, so thankfully, the MLB got this one right.

Freeman had an incredible 16 multi-hit games in May, and finished the month on a 20-game hitting streak. He truly made baseball look easy, and raised his average all the way up to .346 on the season.

For Freeman, this is his fourth career Player of the Month Award, and his second with the Dodgers. He won the award last September, after hitting .337 with four home runs and 16 RBIs. This month, obviously, was much, much better.

The Dodgers have now had three end-of-month award winners this year. Clayton Kershaw won the NL Pitcher of the Month Award in April while James Outman won the NL Rookie of the Year Award in April, too. This time around, though, Freeman was the lone winner, but had arguably the best month of anyone in baseball.

Congrats to Freeman on yet another award. Hopefully he picks up right where he left off in June, and continues to lead the Dodgers to the top of the National League.

The Dodgers franchise record for the longest hitting streak is 31 games, accomplished by Willie Davis in 1969. It’s safe to assume that record could very well be in jeopardy considering Freeman is going to be in LA for the next four-plus seasons.

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Noah Camras

Noah is an Associate Staff Writer for Dodgers Nation. He graduated from USC in 2022 with a B.A. in Journalism and minor in Sports Media Studies. He's been a Dodger fan since he was a kid, and his all-time favorite Dodgers are Matt Kemp and Russell Martin — but Mookie Betts and Freddie Freeman are very quickly making a case to be on that list.

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