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Dodgers News: Freddie Freeman Notches Impressive Career Milestone On Saturday

Not only did the Dodgers shut down the team from across the freeway two nights in a row but Freddie Freeman captured his 1000th career RBI in the fifth inning of Saturday night’s game. 

With a 6-0 lead heading into the fifth, Freeman rips a 400 ft. bomb into the right field stands for his 13th homer of the season and his monumental 1000th career RBI. 

With the bomb, Freddie also joined a nice list of MLB legends to accomplish that RBI mark while wearing Dodger blue.

And he got to do it in the stadium that he grew up in. In the post game interview, Freeman had this to say on the big accomplishment:

“To be able to get the 1,000th RBI in a place I came to as a kid with 20 or so family and friends in the stands is pretty special,” Freeman said. “You know, as a kid, you dream about being a big-leaguer but you never think you’re going to get there. To get one RBI, let alone 1,000, it’s pretty special. That number means I’ve had a lot of good people on my teams get on base a lot.”

His accomplishment as well as a double in the third inning keep his hitting streak alive as he extended it to 14 games now. 

Freeman went 16-for-24 this week collecting three home runs, four doubles and seven RBI. Freeman has also only struck out one time in his last 45 plate appearances over 10 games. He currently leads the team in batting with a .321 ERA.

Many agree that Freeman was definitely snubbed from this year’s All-Star Game and hopefully the upcoming All-Star Break doesn’t mess up that hitting streak but we can all agree Freeman deserves the extra time to himself in preparation for the next half of the season. 

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Kristilyn Hetherington

Kristilyn is a student at Azusa Pacific University pursuing a B.A. in Journalism with a concentration on sports. She worked for her high school newspaper as Editor in Chief for three years and has been working here since July 2022. She also works for the Sports Information Office at her college and has served as a Student-Athlete Representative for the Student Government at APU. She was recently inducted into the National Journalism Honor Society, Kappa Tau Alpha, and has written a few pieces for the school newspaper and magazine. She's an avid sports lover and is excited to continue growing and learning in this field.

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