LAD Team Home Run Leaders, 25 or younger
Youth is being served on the 2017 LAD team.
As Corey Seager rounded 3rd base after hitting his 3rd home run I couldn’t help but marvel at the power being displayed by the youngest players on the team.
The four top home run hitters on the team are Bellinger (21), Seager (23), Puig (26), and Taylor(26).
Which got me to thinking, how many times has a LAD twenty-five or younger led his team in home runs?
The answer lies below:
Jim Lefebvre tied for the team lead in 1965 with twelve and Lou Johnson. That team won the World Championship with two players leading their team in home runs with a measly 12. Willie Mays hit 52 that year. It was not 1968 the year of the pitcher.
The only surprise to me on this list is that Franklin Stubbs once led the team in home runs.
One HOF on this list in Mike Piazza, and one future HOF on the list in Adrian Beltre.