Chasing Piazza on June 20th
Yesterday we looked at how Cody Bellinger was doing on chasing down the Mike Piazza LAD rookie record of 35 home runs. Cody hit two more last night becoming the fastest to 21 home runs in the history of baseball. At this rate, he might hit 35 home runs before August 1st.
Below is a quick table of how long it took each of the Dodger rookies to hit their first twenty-one home runs of the season. The PA are estimated within 4 PA. The table also shows how many home runs they each had by June 19th.
|Player||Year||PA||HR||HR/PA||Total HR by June 19th||Total|
If this confusing here is a quick legend.
PA – this is the number of plate appearances it took for each rookie to reach 21 home runs. We used 21 home runs because that is where Bellinger is right now.
HR – This is a marker showing you 21 home runs.
HR/PA – this is the home runs per plate appearance pace when they each hit their 21st home run.
Total HR by June 19th – self-explanatory but it includes games of June 19th
Total – season home run total
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Now compare to Ruth and Bonds.
I do not believe it is too soon to do so.
Like the greats in all fields of endeavor
Makes it look ridiculously easy