62 Facts About Freddie Freeman


Frederick Charles Freeman was born on September 12,1989 and is an American professional baseball first baseman for the Los Angeles Dodgers of Major League Baseball.

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Freddie Freeman made his MLB debut in 2010 and is a six-time MLB All-Star.

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Freddie Freeman won a Gold Glove Award in 2018, the Silver Slugger Award in 2019,2020 and 2021, and the National League's Most Valuable Player Award in 2020.

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Freddie Freeman won the 2021 World Series over the Houston Astros as a member of the Braves.

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Freddie Freeman's mother was from Peterborough, while his father is from Windsor.

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At age six, Freddie Freeman practiced with Little League ballplayers from Orange, California, who were older.

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When Freddie Freeman himself turned nine, he was assigned to play with 12-year-olds.

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Freddie Freeman attended El Modena High School, where he was a third baseman and a pitcher.

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Freddie Freeman signed a letter of intent with California State University, Fullerton to play college baseball for the Cal State Fullerton Titans.

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Freddie Freeman signed with the team for $409,500, forgoing his college scholarship.

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Freddie Freeman made his professional debut with the Gulf Coast Braves in 2007 and played for the Rome Braves of the Class A South Atlantic League in 2008.

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Freddie Freeman was named the Braves' fifth-best prospect according to Baseball America before the 2009 season.

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Freddie Freeman started the 2009 season with the Myrtle Beach Pelicans of the Class A-Advanced Carolina League and was promoted to the Mississippi Braves of the Class AA Southern League during the season.

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Freddie Freeman was called up to the Braves on September 1,2010, as part of the team's September call-ups, and made his MLB debut that same day.

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Freddie Freeman returned to the Arizona Fall League, this time to play for the Phoenix Desert Dogs.

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Freddie Freeman began the 2011 season as the starting first baseman for the Braves.

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On July 4,2011, Freddie Freeman hit two home runs against the Colorado Rockies, for his first multi-home run game.

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Freddie Freeman was the first Braves rookie to reach 50 RBIs by July 18 since Hank Aaron accomplished this feat in 1954.

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Freddie Freeman finished second to teammate Craig Kimbrel in the NL Rookie of the Year balloting.

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Kimbrel and Freddie Freeman were the first teammates to finish first and second since 1989, when the Chicago Cubs' Jerome Walton and Dwight Smith came in first and second.

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In 2012, Freddie Freeman had an NL-leading nine sacrifice flies along with batting.

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In 2013, Freddie Freeman was selected as a finalist for the 2013 Major League Baseball All-Star Game Final Vote, where he won with a record-setting total of 19.

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Freddie Freeman finished fifth on the National League Most Valuable Player award voting.

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Freddie Freeman was named an All-Star for the second time in 2014, and played the last three innings of the game.

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Freddie Freeman led the team in batting average and on base plus slugging percentage in 2014.

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Freddie Freeman finished the 2014 year by appearing in all 162 games batting.

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On June 17,2015, Freddie Freeman was listed as day-to-day with an injury to his right wrist originally sustained during a June 13 game against the New York Mets.

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At the beginning of the 2016 season, Freddie Freeman was expected to lead the team on the field, despite the wrist injury last year adversely affecting his off-season preparations.

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Freddie Freeman was named National League Player of the Week soon after that performance.

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Freddie Freeman recorded his first 30-home run season in 2016, on September 13, shortly after claiming his second Player of the Week award in the 2016 season.

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Freddie Freeman finished sixth on the National League Most Valuable Player award voting.

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Freddie Freeman represented Canada at the 2017 World Baseball Classic, something he had always wanted to do.

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Freddie Freeman continued to tear up Padres pitching, hitting three homers in the series.

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At the time, Freddie Freeman was an early candidate for the MVP award, leading the league in home runs with 14, and ranking second in both on-base and slugging percentage.

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Freddie Freeman led the Braves in home runs, batting average, and was second in RBIs.

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Freddie Freeman underwent LASIK surgery in October 2017, to correct vision problems that had manifested since 2012.

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Freddie Freeman was selected to his third All Star game as the National League's starting first baseman.

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Freddie Freeman accepted an invitation to participate in the 2018 Home Run Derby.

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Freddie Freeman finished the regular season as the National League leader in base hits with 191.

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Additionally, Freddie Freeman received the 2018 Wilson Defensive Player of the Year Award and finished fourth on the National League Most Valuable Player award voting.

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At midseason, Freddie Freeman was selected the National League starter at first base in the 2019 Major League Baseball All-Star Game.

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Freddie Freeman won the Wilson Defensive Player of the Year Award for the second consecutive season.

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Freddie Freeman tested positive for COVID-19 in July 2020, before the season began.

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Freddie Freeman was one of the few symptomatic MLB patients with a high fever and loss of smell.

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Freddie Freeman recovered in time to participate in some training camp activities, held before the shortened season's Opening Day.

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Freddie Freeman led the major leagues with 23 doubles and 51 runs scored.

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Freddie Freeman was named the NL MVP, becoming the first Braves player to win the award since Chipper Jones in 1999.

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Freddie Freeman was voted the Baseball Digest MLB Player of the Year, Baseball America Player of the Year, MLBPA Player's Choice Player of the Year, and MLBPA Player's Choice NL Outstanding Player.

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Freddie Freeman was awarded the 2020 National League Hank Aaron Award, becoming the second player in franchise history to win the award, following Andruw Jones in 2005.

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Freddie Freeman was named the National League's starting first baseman for the 2021 All-Star Game.

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On October 12,2021, Freddie Freeman hit an eventual game winning solo home run in the bottom of the eighth inning in a tied National League Division Series game four against the Milwaukee Brewers.

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Freddie Freeman joined Hank Aaron and Johnny Evers as the only Braves to win a World Series and an MVP award.

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Freddie Freeman himself had stated a desire to remain with the Braves for his whole career.

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Freddie Freeman declined the Braves' qualifying offer following the 2021 season and became a free agent for the first time in his career.

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Freddie Freeman's agent gave the Braves an ultimatum, offering them two proposals and giving them one hour to accept one of the offers.

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On March 18,2022, Freddie Freeman signed a six-year, $162 million contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers.

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Several days later, Freddie Freeman fired his agent and management team, which some analysts viewed as related to the contract negotiations that led to his departing Atlanta, though it was later reported that Freddie Freeman had retained the same agency's services.

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Freddie Freeman's powerful swing, in which he moves his shoulders slightly before lowering his hands, has been described as "unorthodox" and compared to a tennis forehand.

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Freddie Freeman has had press coverage as a result of needing to wear glasses while competing professionally, until switching these for contact lenses, and repaired vision with Lasik surgery.

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Freddie Freeman is the son of Fredrick and Rosemary Freddie Freeman, both Canadian.

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Freddie Freeman has two older brothers, Andrew and Phillip, and is a sixth generation Salvationist.

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Freddie Freeman stayed stuck for hours until former teammate Chipper Jones arrived on his ATV and rescued Freddie Freeman.

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