Los Angeles Dodgers star Freddie Freeman joined the elusive 2,000-hit club on Sunday afternoon.
Freeman hit an RBI double in the eighth inning of the Dodgers’ 6-5 loss to the Houston Astros in Los Angeles, officially making him the sixth active player with at least 2,000 career hits.
Miguel Cabrera, Joey Votto, Nelson Cruz, Elvis Andrus and Andrew McCutchen are the five other active Major League Baseball players with at least 2,000 hits. Astros star Jose Altuve is the next closest in the league, just 39 hits away.
Although Freeman reached a new milestone in his career on Sunday, he has yet to reach Pete Rose’s record of 4,256 career hits. Cabrera is the active leader with 3,119 hits, but he is only No. 22 on the all-time list.
Freeman is also one of 98 players in MLB history with at least 2,000 hits and 300 home runs. He is one of four active players, along with Votto, Cruz and Cabrera, to achieve that feat.
Freeman’s double in the eighth inning sparked the Dodgers’ comeback, though it fell short in the end. Will Smith hit a home run to score Freeman and tie the game, forcing extra innings. It wasn’t until Alex Bregman hit an RBI single in the 11th inning that the Astros pulled ahead to get the win.
Freeman is in the second year of a six-year, $162 million deal with the Dodgers. The 33-year-old has 95 hits, 14 home runs and 47 RBI so far this season, his second in Los Angeles after spending the first 12 years of his career with the Atlanta Braves.