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Dodgers News: Freddie Freeman Passes Shawn Green for Franchise Record

Freddie Freeman’s historic season keeps getting better as he has set another Dodgers record in Sunday’s game against the Red Sox.

In the fifth inning, the Dodgers first baseman set the mark for most doubles in a single season in team history when he drove a ball off of the Green Monster. His 50th double of the season and second of the game passed Shawn Green who hit 49 doubles in the 2003 season.

This is also the first time in Freeman’s career that he has eclipsed 50 doubles in a season. His previous best was 47 set last year.

Now that he has set the Dodgers record, Freeman still has time to get his name onto the all-time single-season doubles leaderboard.

That record is currently held by Earl Webb who had 67 doubles for the Red Sox in the 1931 season. While he would still need 17 more doubles to tie the record, that is not impossible for Freeman to do in September and the remaining games in August.

In May of this season, Freeman was able to set the team record for most doubles in a month with 17. He has a chance to match that number this month as he currently has 15 in the month of August with four more games to play.

If he could get ten more doubles this season, Freeman would be the first player in this century to reach 60 doubles in one year. Todd Helton was the closest player to get to 60 in 2000 when he got 59 doubles.

The last players to hit at least 50 doubles in a season were Nick Castellanos, Rafael Devers and Xander Bogaerts in the 2019 season.

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