presented by Redmond Regional Medical Center
May 27 & 29
Freddie Freeman had a season for the ages in 2020, further cementing his legacy in an Atlanta Braves uniform. Freeman won his first National League Most Valuable Player Award after receiving 28 of 30 first place votes from the Baseball Writers’ Association of America, making him the 7th Brave to take home the honor and the first since Chipper Jones in 1999.
During the 2020 season, the California native hit a career-best .341 while finishing in the top four of the Major Leagues in five major categories including runs (51), hits (73), doubles (23), RBI (53) and walks (45).
Not only did Freeman win the 2020 MVP Award, but the first baseman also took home his second career Silver Slugger Award and the highly coveted Hank Aaron Award, making him the second Brave in franchise history to win that honor after Andruw Jones in 2005.
Freeman – who is currently playing in his 11th season with Atlanta – spent the 2008 season in Rome and was a South Atlantic League All-Star that year. He was also a two-time Sally League Player of the Week.