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Freddie Freeman Named National League Rookie of the Month

August 5th, 2011 at 9:23 AM
By Cody Fields

Freddie Freeman rode an 18-game hitting streak to being named the National League's Rookie of the Month for the month of July.

The Atlanta Braves' first baseman compiled a 362 batting average and a .433 on-base percentage in 27 games during the month and led rookies in home runs (six) and runs scored (17), and tied for the lead with 18 RBI.

Freeman has been especially brutal to opposing pitchers in the past two and a half weeks during his hit steak, which is second only to Dan Uggla's 25-game streak for the longest current streak in the majors. He has hit .411 with a 1.032 OPS.

Freeman also joins Craig Kimbrel, who won the award for the month of June.

Tags: Atlanta, Atlanta Braves, Freddie Freeman, MLB

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