On Thursday night, May 18, Los Angeles Dodgers first baseman Freddy Freeman hit a grand slam for his 300th career home run against the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium.
Freeman became the 155th member of MLB’s 300 home run club, and only the second player to hit his 300th grand slam. when he hit his 300th career home run in the sixth inning off Cardinals left-handed pitcher Genesis Cabrera.
Despite losing in the end, Freeman’s moment was not spoiled by the rest of the Dodgers’ team.
Last Friday against the Padres at Dodger Stadium, Freeman hit his 299th home run, and after 27 plate appearances, he set up his 300th.
14 of his 300 home runs were hit in 69 career games against the Cardinals, with nine at Busch Stadium.
His 300th home run was his first against Miguel Cabrera, whom he was going 0-for-2 with in the first strikeout. Thursday’s grand slam was Freeman’s fourth career grand slam and his first with the Dodgers.
The team celebrated their star first baseman’s historic feat with a toast at the Visitors’ Clubhouse in St. Louis following the game, Dodgers tweeted this special moment for their team, which you can see in the dodgers latest news.
Despite the Dodgers’ loss to the Cardinals, Freeman had a special moment to celebrate his accomplishment with his teammates in the clubhouse.
Freeman has achieved significant milestones and received numerous awards throughout his career.
He spent 12 seasons with the Atlanta Braves before joining the Dodgers.
Freeman hit his 300th career home run grand slam, making him only the second player to do so since Rubén Sierra in 2004.
He is inching closer to another milestone in 2023, needing just 41 hits to reach 2,000 for his career. This season, his second with the Dodgers, Freeman has put up impressive statistics with a slash line of .313/.382/.536, eight home runs, 14 doubles and six stolen bases.