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Freddie Freeman’s Clubhouse Unveiled at El Modena High School after Generous $500k Donation from Star Player


Mar 27, 2024

Leading up to the start of the 2024 MLB season, El Modena High School in Orange, California, where Los Angeles Dodgers star first baseman Freddie Freeman attended, introduced a new addition to their facilities – the Freddie Freeman Clubhouse. This project was made possible in part by a generous $500,000 donation from Freeman himself, the 2020 MVP, to the school’s baseball program. The clubhouse spans 1,440 square feet and features amenities such as a locker room, team meeting space with monitors, a coaches’ office, and expanded batting cages.

Pictures shared by the Dodgers and Freeman on Instagram offer a peek inside the clubhouse, showcasing the locker room and a large mural of Freeman in his El Modena Vanguard uniform. The mural highlights Freeman’s achievements and honors, as reported by the Orange County Register. The entire project cost $1.6 million, with Freeman’s contribution being the largest single private donation in Orange Unified School District history. The district covered the remaining $1.1 million of the expenses.

During Freeman’s time at El Modena, he excelled both at the plate and on the mound, playing varsity baseball for two seasons. His impressive stats included a .417 batting average with five home runs and 10 stolen bases, along with a 6-1 record on the mound, a 1.27 ERA, and 59 strikeouts in 44 innings pitched. Recognized as the Orange County Register’s Player of the Year in 2007, Freeman was subsequently drafted in the second round by the Atlanta Braves.

In recent seasons, El Modena has achieved varying levels of success on the baseball field, with a 14-12-1 record in the previous season following a 22-10 successful campaign. The new Freddie Freeman Clubhouse stands as a symbol of Freeman’s dedication and commitment to his alma mater and the community that supported his early baseball career.

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