Freddie Freeman Reaches 2,000 Career Hits with the Los Angeles Dodgers Fans and Family

Los Angeles Dodgers’ star player Freddie Freeman registered his name into the elite 2,000-hit club on Sunday. In a game against the Houston Astros, Freeman smashed an RBI double in the eighth inning, solidifying his position as one of the most accomplished hitters in baseball. As he stood on second base, the Dodger Stadium crowd was in cheers, chanting “Freddie! Freddie!” which has become a ritual in Los Angeles since last season.

While Freeman’s achievement is undoubtedly remarkable, he remains aware that he has a long way to go to catch up to the legendary Pete Rose, who holds the record for the most career hits at 4,256. Currently, Miguel Cabrera leads all active players with 3,119 hits, placing him at number 22 on the all-time hits list.

Notably, Freeman joins an exclusive group of only 98 players in MLB history who have amassed 2,000 hits and 300 home runs throughout their careers. This places him in esteemed company alongside other active players such as Joey Votto, Nelson Cruz, and Cabrera.

Freeman’s double in the 8th inning blazed a comeback for the Dodgers, although they fell short in the end. Will Smith’s subsequent home run, driven by Freeman’s hit, tied the game and forced extra innings. However, the Astros ultimately secured the victory with an RBI single from Alex Bregman in the 11th inning.

Now in his second season with the Dodgers, Freeman continues to prove his worth as a key contributor. At 33 years old, he has already accumulated an impressive stat line of 95 hits, 14 home runs, and 47 RBI this season. After spending the first 12 years of his career with the Atlanta Braves, Freeman signed a six-year, $162 million deal with the Dodgers.

While Freeman is not one to seek personal accolades, the milestone of 2,000 hits and 300 home runs holds significant meaning for the seasoned veteran. Reflecting on this achievement, Freeman expressed his gratitude for the game and the support of his family throughout his career. He acknowledged the role his father played in his development, recounting the countless hours of batting practice and sacrifices made by his family.

Reaching such milestones not only brings personal satisfaction but also garners appreciation from fans, teammates, and the coaching staff. Freeman finds it humbling to be recognized as the 98th player in MLB history to achieve this feat. Committing to his dedication and hard work, as well as the support system that has propelled him to success.

Among active players, Freeman joins a select group that includes Miguel Cabrera, Joey Votto, Nelson Cruz, Elvis Andrus, and Andrew McCutchen, all of whom have amassed at least 2,000 hits. The Astros’ star player, Jose Altuve, trails closely behind, just 39 hits away from joining this esteemed club.

As Freeman’s career continues to unfold, baseball enthusiasts eagerly anticipate his future accomplishments on the field. Whether he adds to his already impressive hit tally or further contributes to the Dodgers’ success, there is no doubt that Freeman’s impact on the game will be felt for years to come. His inclusion in the 2,000-hit club solidifies his place among baseball’s greats, while his presence on the Dodgers adds strength to an already formidable lineup.

“You guys know 3,000 hits and hits mean a lot to me,” Freeman said. “If that were to happen, that would be great. If I stay healthy and play 162 like I want to do, I feel like my numbers will be there and that would be pretty cool. Hopefully, I can play long enough to do that.”

“It’s just really, really cool I was able to do it with my family here.”

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