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Dodgers: Cody Bellinger Sets Franchise Home Run Record at Home

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LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 01: Cody Bellinger #35 of the Los Angeles Dodgers hits a two run homerun to take a 2-0 lead in the fourth inning against the Colorado Rockies during the National League West tiebreaker game at Dodger Stadium on October 1, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Dodgers slugger, and two-time All-Star Cody Bellinger is in the home stretch of a potential MVP season. If award voters are looking for one more mark to add to Belli’s ledger, look no further. With his 45th home run on Wednesday night at Dodger Stadium, he broke a 63 year-old franchise record for home runs at home.

It was his 26th home home run of the season.

Number 26 bests Brooklyn’s Gil Hodges and Duke Snider’s tallies from the mid-50’s. Not to go unmentioned, but Joc Pederson is 2 behind Bellinger with 3 games to play at their home ballpark.

The outfielder/first baseman remains 4 home runs behind Shawn Green for the all-time single season mark.

Additionally, home run number 45 also established a new National League record by age for an outfielder, besting Giants legend Willie Mays.

Despite second half struggles, Bellinger is still posting a 162 wRC+ in 2019. Moreover, he leads the Dodgers in batting average (.305), on-base percentage (.408), slugging (.631), home runs (45), RBI (110), and runs scored (115).

He’s tied for 3rd place with Anaheim’s Mike Trout, and Kansas City’s Jorge Soler with 45 homers — Mets rookie Pete Alonso leads MLB with 49 50 home runs, extending his NL record.

Cody’s 115 runs scored are good for 5th in all of baseball, and his 110 runs batted in are in the top-10.

Written by Clint Pasillas

Clint is the lead editor of Dodgers Nation, and a host and analyst on Dodgers Nation's own Blue Heaven podcast live stream.

He's been writing, blogging, and podcasting Dodgers since about 2008. He was there for Nomar, Greg Maddux, and Blake DeWitt, and he'll be there for Walker Buehler, Alex Verdugo, Dustin May, and any Dodgers of the future.

He's also a sandwich enthusiast, a consummate athlete, and a friend.

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