‘Grand Slam of Pursuit → Achievement of 300 Home Runs’… Freeman became the second protagonist in history
Freddy Freeman (LA Dodgers) hit his 300th career home run with a grand slam.
On the 19th (Korean time토토사이트), in the 2023 major league match against the St. Louis Cardinals held at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, Freeman started as the second batter and first baseman and recorded 2 hits, 4 RBIs and 1 run in 5 at-bats.
In the first two at-bats, Freeman, who had been dismissed with a bum hit, came out in the third at-bat with no runners out in the top of the 5th inning and hit a big ball that hit the wall in the middle right. Freeman went to third base. However, Will Smith and Max Muncy failed to score as they were outed on a fly ball to right field and a straight hit to second base.
An opportunity came to Freeman in the top of the 6th inning when the score was 3-9. With the bases loaded with two outs, Freeman came out at bat. Freeman swung at Henesis Cabrera’s 79.3 mph (approximately 127 km/h) curveball, but did not miss the 2-ball 95.6 mph (approximately 153 km/h) four-seam fastball. He caught the ball coming toward him and hit it over the center fence. He reached the 300th home run mark in his career with a grand slam.
Afterwards, the Dodgers chased by 1 run with Max Muncy’s 1-run home run in the top of the 7th inning, but lost 8-16 by allowing 7 runs to St. Louis in the bottom of the 8th inning.
MLB.com, the official homepage of the major leagues, said, “Freeman hit a grand home run against Cabrera and achieved a career record of 300 home runs.” .
“Freeman became the fifth player to reach 300 home runs in a Dodgers uniform, following Duke Snider, Gil Hodges, Gary Sheffield and Adrian Gonzalez,” he said. I became the second player, second after Ruben Sierra in 2004.”
Freeman was drafted by the Atlanta Braves with the 78th overall pick in the second round of the 2007 draft. After he first stepped on the big league stage in 2010, he played an active role in Atlanta until the 2021 season. He then transferred to the Dodgers for the 2022 season. He appeared in 1769 career games and had 1959 hits, 300 home runs, and 1068 RBIs for a 0.299 OPS of 0.896. This season, he recorded 56 hits, 8 home runs, and 27 RBIs with a batting average of .313 and an OPS of .918.