This Freddie Freeman guy is pretty good, huh?
I think Dodger fans everywhere knew Freeman was good during his long tenure with the Atlanta Braves, but no one knew he was this good. Like consistently, historically good.
On Wednesday, Freeman continued his season unlike any he’s had before, and made even more history along the way. With his three-run home run in the eighth inning that put him over 100 RBIs on the season, Freeman became just the second Dodger ever to have at least 200 hits, 100 RBIs, 20 home runs and 20 stolen bases in the same season. The other player to do that was Babe Herman, who played for the Brooklyn Dodgers and did it in 1929.
For all you non math majors, that’s 94 years.
Freeman’s incredible season is likely to end with him getting 3rd or 4th in MVP voting, but almost any other year he wins it. His updated numbers have him hitting .333 with 28 home runs, 101 RBIs, 58 doubles, 23 stolen bases and over 207 hits.
He’s just two doubles away from becoming the first player since 1936 to hit 60 doubles in a season. Those 87 years pale in comparison to the 94-year drought he just broke.
Although he won’t win MVP this year, and likely won’t even be the highest finisher on his team with Mookie Betts’ historic season, the Dodgers can sleep well at night knowing how lucky they are to have Freeman on their team for at least the next four seasons.
And he’ll have his opportunity to win that MVP award sometime in the next four years — something, however, he could not care less about as he chases a World Series ring in Los Angeles.
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