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 Posted: Sun Jun 18th, 2017 01:35 am
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Cody Bellinger crushes a two-run home run to right-center field, giving the Dodgers a 5-1 lead in the top of the 3rd inning!!! pic.twitter.com/GPQyn9W3Nj
— TheRenderMLB (@TheRenderMLB) June 17, 2017
Young Cody Bellinger is now in some hallowed territory.
Playing in just the 49th game of his career Saturday in Cincinnati, the Los Angeles Dodgers rookie blasted his 19th career home run to give the Dodgers a 5-1 lead. The home run off Reds starter Asher Wojciechowski tied the major-league record held by New York Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez for the most homers hit in his first 50 career games, according to ESPN's Christina Kahrl.
One year ago, Sanchez burst onto the big-league scene by hitting 19 homers in his first 45 big-league contests, breaking a record that had stood since 1930. Now there's a chance he could lose his spot in the record books by the end of this weekend, as Bellinger will break Sanchez's barely year-old mark if he hits a second homer on Saturday or goes deep Sunday in his 50th career game.
Sanchez and the man whose record he broke, Boston Braves outfielder Wally Berger, remain tied as the fastest two players to reach 20 homers in history, having both done so in their first 51 games.
Bellinger's blast also moved him into a tie for second place among the National League home-run leaders, one behind Eric Thames for the Senior Circuit lead. The 21-year-old added an RBI double in the first inning and is now hitting .260/.335/.635 on the season.

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There's tons of good young talent in the game now. I wish MLB knew how to promote them.



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I prefer Clay Bellinger

I like the made-up stat of most HRs in first 50 games. Sanchez hit 19 in 4 fewer games.

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Cody Bellinger crushes a two-run home run to right-center field, giving the Dodgers a 5-1 lead in the top of the 3rd inning!!! pic.twitter.com/GPQyn9W3Nj
— TheRenderMLB (@TheRenderMLB) June 17, 2017
Young Cody Bellinger is now in some hallowed territory.
Playing in just the 49th game of his career Saturday in Cincinnati, the Los Angeles Dodgers rookie blasted his 19th career home run to give the Dodgers a 5-1 lead. The home run off Reds starter Asher Wojciechowski tied the major-league record held by New York Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez for the most homers hit in his first 50 career games, according to ESPN's Christina Kahrl.
One year ago, Sanchez burst onto the big-league scene by hitting 19 homers in his first 45 big-league contests, breaking a record that had stood since 1930. Now there's a chance he could lose his spot in the record books by the end of this weekend, as Bellinger will break Sanchez's barely year-old mark if he hits a second homer on Saturday or goes deep Sunday in his 50th career game.
Sanchez and the man whose record he broke, Boston Braves outfielder Wally Berger, remain tied as the fastest two players to reach 20 homers in history, having both done so in their first 51 games.
Bellinger's blast also moved him into a tie for second place among the National League home-run leaders, one behind Eric Thames for the Senior Circuit lead. The 21-year-old added an RBI double in the first inning and is now hitting .260/.335/.635 on the season.

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To say Cody Bellinger's career has gotten off to a hot start would be an understatement.

On Monday, the Los Angeles Dodgers youngster made history when he belted two home runs off New York Mets right-hander Zack Wheeler to become the fastest player in history to reach 21 home runs, doing so in 51 games.

After his performance on Monday night, Bellinger is on track to have the greatest rookie season ever, and he's doing it after spending most of April in Triple-A.

Let's compare Bellinger's campaign to some of the best rookie seasons of all time and see if he stands a chance of becoming the greatest first-year player to ever step onto a baseball field.

During his inaugural campaign in a St. Louis Cardinals uniform, Albert Pujols drove in 130 runs in 161 games, writing himself in the history books for the most RBIs in a single season by an NL player in their first year of play.

Along with destroying rookie home run records, Bellinger is on pace to catch Pujols' total as well.

Bellinger has already driven in 47 runs in 51 games and is averaging 0.92 RBIs per contest. During Pujols' rookie campaign in 2001, he averaged 0.81 RBIs per game.

With 91 games left on the Dodgers' schedule, Bellinger stands to accumulate 84 RBIs if he plays every day, stays healthy, and hits his average, which would push his season total to 131, surpassing Pujols' NL rookie mark by one.

Mark McGwire may be best remembered for breaking Roger Maris' home run record in 1998, or for his involvement in baseball's steroid scandal, but before all of that put his name under the spotlight, "Big Mac" had one of the best rookie seasons of all time.

In 1987, McGwire won the American League Rookie of the Year award after hitting 49 home runs with a .618 slugging percentage, while also becoming an All-Star and finishing sixth in MVP voting.

It took McGwire 60 games before he hit home run No. 21, so Bellinger has a nine-game advantage over the big redhead. If Bellinger can hit 29 more bombs in the 91 games the Dodgers have left this season (assuming he plays in them all), he'll go down in history as the greatest rookie home run hitter ever.

2017 is all about the rookies.

Along with Bellinger making headlines in the National League, Aaron Judge is making a case for himself as AL MVP, as he leads baseball in home runs (23), slugging percentage (.699), and OPS (1.144).

In fact, Judge's OPS is currently the highest ever recorded by a rookie, with Ted Williams slotting into second place with a 1.045 OPS across 149 games in 1939.

Bellinger's OPS of .998 isn't far behind Judge - and sits eighth all time - so he has a chance of making another piece of history if he continues to mash baseballs and can improve upon his .340 on-base percentage, which is more than 100 points lower than Judge's .445.

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He might be another one year wonder the Dodgers have been producing lately.
Yasiel Puig
Joc Peterson
Cody Bellinger



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I just picked him up in our Fantasy Baseball league. Surprised he was available.



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brodiescomics wrote: I just picked him up in our Fantasy Baseball league. Surprised he was available.

Great pickup. Justin Smoak was still AVL in our AL league until someone finally picked him up last week. I was 4 picks away from getting him. 

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Cody Bellinger cuts the Dodgers' deficit to one as he crushes a two-run homer into the stands in right-center in the bottom of the 3rd!!! pic.twitter.com/WolKxn7biq

— TheRenderMLB (@TheRenderMLB) June 25, 2017
Another day, another set of home run milestones for the immensely talented Los Angeles Dodgers rookie.

Cody Bellinger went deep for his National League-leading 23rd home run of the season on Sunday against the Colorado Rockies. In the process, he tied Adam Dunn - who accomplished the feat in 2001 - for the most home runs by an NL rookie in any month with 12.

Last, but certainly not least, Bellinger's 23 homers in 57 games are the most first-half big flies by a Dodgers player since Shawn Green had 26 in 2002, according to ESPN Stats & Info.

Keep 'em coming, kid.

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After Cody Bellinger tied the record for most home runs in a month by a National League rookie on Sunday, it took the 21-year-old just three more plate appearances in the very same game to break the record, as Bellinger hit his 13th home run of June in the Dodgers' 10th consecutive win.

Adding further intrigue, Sunday's game against the Colorado Rockies was Bellinger's sixth multi-homer outing of his career - a career that has spanned just 57 games. That's the most ever by a Dodgers rookie, as Bellinger surpassed Mike Piazza after going deep off of Adam Ottavino in the eighth inning.

In addition to setting the club's all-time rookie mark, Bellinger became the fastest player in major-league history to record six multi-home run games, according to MLB.

It's probably worth mentioning that Bellinger's season began on April 25, 19 games into the Dodgers' 2017 campaign, and he hasn't even accrued enough at-bats to be a qualified hitter yet.

Bellinger needs just one more multi-dinger game to tie Mark McGwire for the all-time single-season lead as a rookie. With Bellinger not yet at the All-Star break, it isn't inconceivable that he threatens the overall record for multi-homer games in a season, either - a mark held by Sammy Sosa and Hank Greenberg, who had 11 such games in 1998 and 1938, respectively.

Overall, Bellinger has slashed an impressive .274/.342/.679 in his debut campaign while hitting 57 percent better than the league average by wRC+.

Bellinger is currently in second place in all of MLB with 24 home runs - just two behind fellow rookie Aaron Judge.

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lobo316 wrote: Cody Bellinger cuts the Dodgers' deficit to one as he crushes a two-run homer into the stands in right-center in the bottom of the 3rd!!! pic.twitter.com/WolKxn7biq

— TheRenderMLB (@TheRenderMLB) June 25, 2017
Another day, another set of home run milestones for the immensely talented Los Angeles Dodgers rookie.

Cody Bellinger went deep for his National League-leading 23rd home run of the season on Sunday against the Colorado Rockies. In the process, he tied Adam Dunn - who accomplished the feat in 2001 - for the most home runs by an NL rookie in any month with 12.

Last, but certainly not least, Bellinger's 23 homers in 57 games are the most first-half big flies by a Dodgers player since Shawn Green had 26 in 2002, according to ESPN Stats & Info.

Keep 'em coming, kid.

"Big flies"?  Ugh.  Even though ESPN is deservedly in the toilet, its legacy of cutesiness and catch phrases will continue to pollute sports journalism for a long, long time. 



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Benlen wrote: He might be another one year wonder the Dodgers have been producing lately.
Yasiel Puig
Joc Peterson
Cody Bellinger

Hasn't Peterson been injured?



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Need a triple for history?

Cody_Bellinger’s got it on lock. pic.twitter.com/af0CQLMAea

— LiveSports (@livesportschan) July 16, 2017
The fantastic rookie campaign of Los Angeles Dodgers rookie Cody Bellinger continued on Saturday when the 22-year-old hit a triple in the seventh inning against the Miami Marlins for the fifth cycle of the 2017 campaign.

Bellinger became the first rookie in Dodgers' history to hit for the cycle and just the third Dodgers player to do it since the team moved to Los Angeles. He's the ninth player in franchise history to accomplish the feat.

The last Dodgers player to hit for the cycle was Orlando Hudson in 2009.

Wil Myers, Trea Turner, Carlos Gomez, and Nolan Arenado have all hit for the cycle already this season.

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Los Angeles Dodgers rookie Cody Bellinger continues to smash home runs at a historic pace.

Bellinger hit his 30th homer of the season Wednesday off Atlanta Braves starter Julio Teheran to become the third-fastest player (87 games) to reach the mark since 1900, according to ESPN Stats and Info.

Cody Bellinger belts a solo home run to right-center off Julio Teheran, his 30th of the season, to give the Dodgers an early 1-0 lead!!! pic.twitter.com/uV17MtLJbb

— TheRenderMLB (@TheRenderMLB) August 2, 2017
Only former Detroit Tiger catcher Rudy York (79 games in 1937) and ex-Oakland Athletics first baseman Mark McGwire (84 games in 1987) hit their first 30 dingers in fewer games than Bellinger.

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