It seems like every time Cody Bellinger hits a home run – or every few games in 2019 – history is being achieved. Therefore, Bellinger repeated the feat on Monday night in Philadelphia against the Phillies.
While you run it back with all of his first half bombs, Ryan Spaeder drops an interesting factoid for us. The franchise record for most home runs by a Dodgers’ player through FOUR season was 96. That is, until Cody Bellinger homered twice at Citizens Bank.
Cody Bellinger's 97 home runs are the most ever by a #Dodgers player through his first four career seasons – he is playing in his third season.
— Ryan M. Spaeder (@theaceofspaeder) July 16, 2019
However, the most interesting part of all of it is what you quick ones out there already realize. Bellinger his just in his third season in the big leagues.
His second home run off a young man named Edrubay Ramos was his 97th home run of his career. Finally, here is that monstrous monstrous home run to center; so that we can all enjoy it for it’s historic purposes once more.
TOP TWO AND HE'S NOT TWO. pic.twitter.com/YTP9HT2Lrd
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) July 16, 2019
Of course, back when I was writing the Bellinger Bombs series; I was inspired by writer Sam Miller’s column. In that column, Miller asked the question ‘could Cody Bellinger break the all-time home run record’?
First, it seemed possible in that 2017 record-setting rookie season. Then, it became more in-jest during Bellinger’s sophomore campaign. Suddenly, it’s not that far-fetched.
At the very least, Bellinger has the opportunity to be etched in the Dodgers’ all-time record books. Barring something unforseen, he could own a pile of record when the dust settles.
And that’s why writing about him (and watching him) is so enjoyable. So much vast potential still untapped, such a high ceiling we may not know about. The magic of baseball unlocked with each new game, new week, and new month.
Certainly, we hope you’re soaking all of this in. The Dodgers’ young outfielder is in the midst of an all-time season that we should all talk about for many years to come.