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Freddie Freeman Does Something with the Dodgers That He Never Did with the Braves

This Freddie Freeman guy is pretty good.

On Friday, Freeman did something he’s never done before in his long career. In the first inning against the Giants, Freeman pulled a ball to right field that got by the second baseman, giving him 200 hits on the year. His previous career-high was 199, which he set last year, his first with the Dodgers.

Here’s a look at the play.

Not only did Freeman make his own personal history, but he made MLB history, too.

With that hit, Freeman became the only first baseman in MLB history to collect at least 200 hits, 20 home runs and 20 stolen bases in the same season.

Freeman is also the first Dodger to get at least 200 hits in a season since Adrian Beltre in 2004. He’s the first Dodgers first baseman to get at least 200 hits in a season since Steve Garvey in 1980.

This is just the emphasis on an absolutely incredible season by the Dodgers first baseman. He’s been everything the Dodgers could have wanted and more since coming to LA last year, and only seems to be getting better at the young age of 34.

Almost any other year Freeman would win the MVP for this season, but in the loaded National League, there’s a good chance he finishes in fourth, behind two guys on his former Braves team and his current teammate, Mookie Betts.

But Freeman doesn’t care about the individual accolades. He, like the rest of his teammates, has his eyes set on a bigger prize.

Photo Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

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Noah Camras

Noah is the Lead Editor 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 his whole life, and his all-time favorite Dodgers are Matt Kemp and Russell Martin.

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