Although we lost the game, we did not miss the day when we set a meaningful record. Freddie Freeman (34, LA Dodgers), who set a personal record of 300 homers, received a celebration party despite the team’s defeat.
On the 19th (hereinafter Korean time), Freeman started as the second batter and first baseman in an away game against the St. Louis Cardinals, and hit a home run in the 6th inning. With the bases loaded with two outs, St. Louis left-hander Genesis Cabrera kicked up a 95.6 mile four-seam fastball on the second pitch and crossed the center wall.
Freeman’s 8th home run of the season was his personal career record of 300 home runs. The Dodgers, who quickly caught up with the score 7-9, chased it by one run in the 7th inning with Max Muncy’s solo homer, but the bullpen gave up 7 runs in the 8th inning alone and lost 8-16. The 16 runs are the most runs scored in a game by the Dodgers this season.
However, after the game, a celebration party was held at the Dodgers away clubhouse. It was to commemorate Freeman’s 300th home run. A photo of Dodgers players holding champagne glasses and Freeman giving a toast was posted on the club’s official social media account. Fellow players such as Clayton Kershaw and Mookie Betts also delivered congratulatory toasts to Freeman. Head coach Dave Roberts and coaches all joined together to congratulate Freeman.
It is a scene that shows the relaxed team atmosphere of the Dodgers. Even though they lost the game, the Dodgers are running at the top of the National League West Division with a 28-17 win rate this season. In May, he recorded 12 wins and 4 losses in 16 games, and his winning rate reached 75%.
Freeman is at the center of it all. Freeman, who started as a first baseman in all 45 games of the team this year, recorded a batting average of .303 (56 hits in 179 at-bats), 8 homers, 27 RBIs, 22 walks, 34 strikeouts, .382 slugging percentage, .536 OPS, and .919. is continuing Entering May, the momentum is hot with a batting average of 30.49 li (23 hits in 66 at-bats), 4 homers, 18 RBIs, and an OPS of 1.074 in 16 games.
Freeman, who reported his first home run to Cy Young Award pitcher Roy Halladay against the Philadelphia Phillies on September 22, 2010, when he was a rookie for the Atlanta Braves, reached 300 home runs in 1,769 games as a 14-year veteran this year.
According to ‘MLB.com’, the 300 home run is the 155th record in major league history, and 144 players, including Freeman, have achieved 1,000 RBIs together. Freeman is the second player to hit his 300th home run with a grand total, following Ruben Sierra of the New York Yankees in 2004.
“There were only three 30-home run seasons, and it took a long time to reach 300,” Freeman said. In the meantime, I am proud to have been taking care of my health every day and going to the game. He is proud of the number of 162 games.” 스포츠토토
Freeman hit 38 home runs, the most in 2019, but his 30 home run season was three, not many compared to his reputation. He is 196 cm 99 kg tall, but he is not the typical big gun style. With his quick, streamlined swing, he produces line drives and boasts a precision approaching 30% of his career batting average (.299). Above all, he is a durable player who has not suffered major injuries throughout his career. He played in all 162 games in 2014 and 2018. He has only missed 10 games in the last 6 years since 2018.