According to Juan Toribio of mlb.com on Friday, Freddie Freeman of the Los Angeles Dodgers set the franchise record for most doubles in a single season with 53. He accomplished the feat in an 8-5 Dodgers win over the Washington Nationals.
Freeman set the record in the fifth inning with zero out. At the time, he advanced Chris Taylor to third base. Johnny Frederick of Denver, Colorado had the old Dodgers record as he had 52 doubles with the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1929.
Freeman is putting together a marvelous season for Los Angeles. He is batting .336 with 25 home runs and 91 runs batted in. Freeman’s 53 doubles and .414 on base percentage leads Major League Baseball. During 140 games, 635 plate appearances, and 553 at bats, Freeman also has 114 runs, 186 hits, two triples, 17 stolen bases, 66 walks, 318 total bases, five sacrifice flies, and a slugging percentage of .575.
A native of Villa Park, California, Freeman has Canadian citizenship because his parents came from the province of Ontario. His mother has since passed away.
The Dodgers meanwhile lead the National League West with a record of 86 wins and 54 losses. They have a healthy 13 game lead over the second place Arizona Diamondbacks. The Dodgers also have the third best record in the Major Leagues. The only two teams that are better are the Atlanta Braves at 92 wins and 48 losses and the Baltimore Orioles at 89 wins and 51 losses.