Los Angeles Dodgers first baseman Freddie Freeman became the 155th member of MLB’s 300 home run club on Thursday night, becoming only the second to hit the 300th milestone.
Check out Freeman’s benchmark homer from the Dodgers’ sixth-inning game against the Cardinals at Busch Stadium (LAD-STL GameTracker).
As Sarah Langs explainsOnly Ruben Sierra hit 300 homers in 2004. This is the fourth major achievement of Freeman’s career.
Freeman, who is building a strong Hall of Fame case, is just 41 times shy of 2,000 for his career and is in line for another milestone in 2023. He had a WAR of 50.7 entering Thursday’s game.
This season – after Freeman’s second bold move to sign a $162 million free agent deal with the Dodgers – the 33-year-old batsman is hitting .313/.382/.536 with eight home runs, 14 doubles, and six stolen bases. He is a six-time All-Star who won the National League MVP award in 2020 with Atlanta.
Freeman’s Dodgers hold first place in the NL West and appear tied for an 11th straight postseason berth.