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Dodgers Set National League Record for Home Runs

Power display!

LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 26: Joc Pederson #31 of the Los Angeles Dodgers celebrates his third inning home run against the Boston Red Sox in Game Three of the 2018 World Series at Dodger Stadium on October 26, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

The Dodgers have shattered the all-time record for most home runs in a season for any team in National League history.

250 home runs is a lot of home runs. Like a lot — and the season is not even close to being over.

Joc Pederson has been red hot, so it was only fair that he was the one to break the record for the record for the Dodgers.

Cody Bellinger has represented the biggest chunk of the Dodgers’ home run total this season as he continues his quest to be Major League Baseball’s Home Run King in 2019. His 44 round-trippers represent a whopping 17.6 percent of the Dodgers’ home run total for the season. Joc Pederson has chipped in 32 of his own — good for 12.8 percent — and Max Muncy chipped in 33, or 13.2 percent of the total.

Between three guys, that is 43.6 percent of all of the club’s record-setting collection of home runs. Absurd. Justin Turner even has 27 to add to the ledger.

The Dodgers have been historically good this season and this record only adds to the plethora of the ones they have broken this season. We could be looking at the greatest team in Dodgers history. Let’s just hope they can put on this type of power display where it matters most: October.

Written by Daniel Preciado

My name is Daniel Preciado and I am 18 years old. I am a sophomore Sport Analytics major and Cognitive Science and Economics dual minor at Syracuse University. When I am not in New York, I live in Whittier, California --- not too far from Chavez Ravine. I am pretty old-school for being an analytics guy and I will always embrace debate. Also, Chase Utley did absolutely nothing wrong.

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  1. I’m finding that going to games is more and more boring. It’s either a homer or a strikeout. The crowd has become more entertaining than the game. Everything is in anticipation of a homer and that gets old. The players are swinging for the fences every time, even when a single will do, with the whole third base side wide open, due to a shift. Maybe, I’m just too old.

    • Solution: Stay home. I’m in my 60s and prefer the modern game to watching the hitless wonders of my youth. Major League Baseball in the 60s was wretched compared to today. Three or four automatic outs in every lineup, retired easily by pitchers who wouldn’t make the grade today.

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