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Dodgers: Cody Bellinger’s 20th Home Run a Historic Feat

2-run shot adds to record breaking season.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - MAY 14: Cody Bellinger #35 of the Los Angeles Dodgers reacts to his two run homerun in front of Austin Hedges #18 of the San Diego Padres, for a 4-1 lead, during the third inning at Dodger Stadium on May 14, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

It’s no secret that Cody Bellinger has been off to a hot start.

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At this point point in the season, it’d be tough to find another player in the MLB that can match Bellinger’s dominance on both the offensive and defensive sides of the ball.

The Dodgers’ right fielder is currently batting a National League best .384 with 51 RBI and a 1.239 OPS.

Last night Bellinger hit another significant milestone in his 2019 campaign with his 20th home run of the season. That home run placed him as the second fastest Dodger to reach 20 home runs by team games, only trailing Gil Hodges who hit 20 home runs in 53 team games in 1951.

Moreover, Cody’s 20th home run this season also placed him in team history for another reason. 


Such a feat speaks towards the impressiveness of his relative youth and dominance with the Dodgers.

While Bellinger was certainly an important piece in the Dodgers’ World Series runs the past two seasons, his performance so far this year has been anything but expected. At this point, he’s the odds-on favorite to win his first NL MVP at the end of the season.

Hat tip to Eric Stephen over at True Blue LA for the notes.

Written by Kellan Grant

I’m currently a junior at Pomona College in Claremont, CA, and I have a passion for sports journalism. I grew up in the LA area and am a diehard fan of the Dodgers, Lakers, Rams, UCLA, Kings. My favorite Dodgers memory was watching Kershaw tear up after the team won the 2017 NLCS and advanced to the World Series for the first time in his career. After college, I plan on either pursuing a career as a sports journalist or working in sports law.

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