These Stats Put Freddie Freeman’s Insane Postseason Into Perspective

Freeman couldn't be stopped throughout the postseason


Nov 2, 2021

Freddie Freeman had himself a historic postseason en route to the Atlanta Braves’ first World Series title since 1995.

After earning his first career Most Valuable Player award for his impressive performance in the 2020 season, the slugging first baseman didn’t miss a step this year finishing the 2021 campaign slashing .300/.393/.503 to go along with 31 home runs and 83 RBIs.

Freeman carried over his red-hot bat to the postseason after the Braves surprisingly won the National League East crown and put together one of the best performances in team history throughout the World Series run.

The 32-year-old became the first National League first baseman with multiple World Series home runs, joining the great Albert Pujols after slugging a seventh-inning long ball Tuesday, according to MLB Stats on Twitter.

Freeman didn’t stop there as his Game 6 blast also put him in rare Braves company becoming just the second player in team history to hit five home runs in one postseason joining former Atlanta first baseman Fred McGriff, according to MLB’s Sarah Langs.

The big man was reflective and proud of his squad after the Game 6 win.

“This is everything you work for. We’re in November right now and we’ve been doing this since February and we’ve had so many ups and downs here and for us to be world champions that’s just awesome to hear,” Freeman said to The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal via the Fox Sports’ broadcast.

Atlanta entered the postseason deemed by many to be underdogs as they had to trek through matchups with the Milwaukee Brewers, Los Angeles Dodgers and finally the Houston Astros and needed iconic performances to push them over the top. And that’s exactly what Freeman did.

The 12-year veteran has spent his entire career in Atlanta and after many tough calls and near misses, it was only right he was holding the ball after the final out of the World Series.

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