Freeman earns NL Player of Month honors

Freeman earns NL Player of Month honors

Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman ended his 2016 season as the National League Player of the Month for September/October.

Freeman's Major League-best 30-game hitting streak ended Thursday, while his 48-game on-base streak -- also a 2016 Major League-best -- ended the following day.

Freeman hit .367/.462/.673 with seven home runs and 25 RBIs in 27 games over the final month-plus, helping lead the Braves to an 18-9 finish that concluded with a series victory over the Tigers in the final games at Turner Field.

This is the first-ever monthly honor for Freeman, who was named NL Player of the Week for the weeks of Sept. 4 and Sept. 25.

Cash Kruth is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @cashkruth. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.