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Dodgers News: Shawn Green Reached Out to Freddie Freeman Following Record-Breaking Double

Freddie Freeman has officially cemented his historic season in the All-time Dodgers record books as he hit his 50th double of the season on Sunday, breaking his tie with Shawn Green for single-season doubles.

In 2003, Shawn Green set the Los Angeles Dodgers single-season record for doubles with 49 two-baggers in 160 games played. In just 129 games this season, Freeman has beaten the record, currently sitting at 50 doubles on the year as the Dodgers run away with the National League West division title.

The personal connection between the two is helped by Freeman growing up in Southern California. Freeman was around age 11 when Shawn Green came to the Dodgers.

The historic season Freeman is putting up is just an overall improvement from last year, his first year with the Dodgers. In 2022, Freeman led all major leagues with 47 doubles and 199 hits. Currently, Freeman is leading in both categories again with 176 hits and 50 doubles before August is finished.

Freeman continues to have amazing seasons year after year and praise from the front office is being poured onto the former MVP.

He’s even drawing comparisons to Hall of Fame players by Dodgers manager Dave Roberts due to his utilization of the whole baseball field.

In 2023, Freeman is hitting .340, which is the second-best in the majors, with 87 RBIs and a .998 OPS, which puts him 3rd on the list behind Shohei Ohtani and teammate Mookie Betts.

With the Dodgers sitting at 81-49, the team is no longer trying to separate themselves in the NL West race but instead getting ready for what is hopefully a longer postseason run that ends with the team’s second championship in four years.

Photo Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

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Jacob Zinder

Jacob Zinder is a digital sports journalist that recently graduated from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. Growing up in California, Jacob has been a fan of the San Francisco 49ers and the Los Angeles Dodgers for his entire life.

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