Insane Freddie Freeman stat makes Braves’ World Series win that much sweeter
Freddie Freeman and the Atlanta Braves finished off the Houston Astros with a resounding 7-0 victory in Game 6 of the 2021 World Series, giving the Braves their first championship since 1995. Freeman played a key role in the win, racking up two hits, a home run and two runs batted in.
This title was a long time coming for Freeman, who just finished up his 12th season in Atlanta. With the World Series victory, the Braves star will not catch Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw on this list:
This championship has been a long time coming for @FreddieFreeman5.
— MLB Stats (@MLBStats) November 3, 2021
The Braves were an incredible story in 2021. Once left for dead after the season-ending injury to Ronald Acuna Jr., Atlanta made a number of moves before the trade deadline to bolster the roster. The team then turned things around and went on a big run, culminating in the incredible charge through the playoffs.
Freeman was steady throughout another All-Star season. He finished the regular season hitting .300 with 31 home runs and 83 RBI. He then crushed it in the postseason, hitting .304 with five dingers and 11 runs batted in. His OPS was 1.045 in the playoffs.
Of course, after this sweet taste of victory, now the question is if Freeman will be back with the Braves as he gets set to hit free agency. The first baseman addressed that question after the win, per The Athletic:
“Everyone knows that answer,” said Freeman. “Did I think I was going to be sitting here with no contract against the Astros? No I didn’t. But everyone knows this is a crazy game, a crazy business.
“Everyone knows where my heart is … the Atlanta Braves. I’ve been here since I was 17 years old, almost half my life I’ve been with this organization. I think everyone knows how my heart is. It means everything to put on that Braves uniform every day. Hopefully I can continue to do that.”
The 32-year-old Freeman has meant so much to this franchise, so the Braves should do whatever they can to bring him back, especially after winning the World Series.