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Dodgers News: Freddie Freeman Needed to Get Hit No. 2,000 on Sunday

As Freddie Freeman entered into Sunday Night Baseball two hits shy of 2,000 hits, he put added pressure on himself as he knew he had to reach the milestone against the Astros.

Heading into the game, Freeman had been struggling for the Dodgers in the past week as he was hitting just over .100 over the past five games. With the Dodgers leaving LA for a 6-game road Freeman wanted to make sure his family was in the stadium to see his achievement.

“It means a lot because my dad would not be in Colorado,” Freeman said. Well, I don’t know, he might’ve come. (But) it’s a lot easier for my dad to make a 40-minute drive to Dodger Stadium than flying to Denver.”

via The Athletic

As an Orange County native, one of the reason why Freeman signed with the Dodgers was to be closer to his family.

To reach this achievement in front of his family was important to Freeman. He says that his family is the reason why he’s reached this point in his career.

“It’s taken a lot longer than I wanted to to get these 2,000 hits,” Freeman said. “But it means a lot to do it at home because of my family being here. When you do stuff like this, I think it’s just all the hard work that I think about with my dad back in the day, all the batting practice he’s thrown. It’s not just me, it’s him, it’s all the sacrifices he’s made, my family’s made.”

via The Athletic

Throughout his career, Freeman has been one of the best hitters in all of baseball. In nine of his 11 full seasons, Freeman has reached at least 150 hits. So far this year, he is fourth in the league with 97 hits.

Now that he is at 2,000 hits, Freeman is hoping to hit the next milestone of 3,000.

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