Chasing Piazza/Green/McGwire on July 23rd

With Cody Bellinger blasting his 27th home run of the year he surpasses the rookie totals of Corey Seager and Joc Pederson and continues to chase down the rookie record of 35 home runs by Mike Piazza.

Cody has fallen far off the pace of the all time home run rookie record of 49 by Mark McGwire but is still on the same pace of 49 home runs by Shawn Green which was the all time Dodger home run record. McGwire had a blistering July but slowed down in August and Sept, while Shawn Green was just getting started.

On July 23rd, Shawn Green was in the middle of a stretch where he would hit seven home runs in eight games and by July 28th, would have 30 so Cody has his work cut out for him.

Player Year PA HR HR/PA Total HR Thru July 23rd Total
Mike Piazza 1993 482 27 17.85 20 35
Shawn Green 2001 435 27 16.11 26 49
Mark McGwire 1987 276 27 10.22 36 49
Cody Bellinger 2017 328 27 12.15 27 ???

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