Chasing Piazza / Robinson / Green / McGwire with number 30 and catching Montanez

Leave it to Joe Davis and the Dodger research group to throw a wrinkle at me. Here I was focusing on the all time LAD Rookie home run record of 35 by Piazza, the NL Rookie Record of 38 by Frank Robinson, the major league Rookie record of 49 by Mark McGwire, and the all time Dodger home run record of 49 by Shawn Green.

Yet, it never occurred to check out the NL rookie home runs by a left handed batter.

Which was Willie Montanez with 30.

Cody Bellinger just caught him. Next on the list is someone called Ted Williams. Probably didn’t have much of a career.

Player                        HR Year Age  Tm Lg  PA
Hal Trosky                    35 1934  21 CLE AL 685
Jimmie Hall (RoY-3rd)         33 1963  25 MIN AL 571
Matt Nokes (RoY-3rd)          32 1987  23 DET AL 508
Tony Oliva (RoY-1st)          32 1964  25 MIN AL 719
Ted Williams                  31 1939  20 BOS AL 675
Willie Montanez (RoY-2nd)     30 1971  23 PHI NL 683
Cody Bellinger                30 2017  21 LAD NL 360
Prince Fielder (RoY-7th)      28 2006  22 MIL NL 648
David Justice (RoY-1st)       28 1990  24 ATL NL 504
Luke Easter                   28 1950  34 CLE AL 623
Alvin Davis (RoY-1st)         27 1984  23 SEA AL 678
Corey Seager (RoY-1st)        26 2016  22 LAD NL 687
Joc Pederson (RoY-6th)        26 2015  23 LAD NL 585
Darryl Strawberry (RoY-1st)   26 1983  21 NYM NL 473
Bobby Murcer                  26 1969  23 NYY AL 625
Todd Helton (RoY-2nd)         25 1998  24 COL NL 595
Billy Williams (RoY-1st)      25 1961  23 CHC NL 584
Eddie Mathews (RoY-3rd)       25 1952  20 BSN NL 593
Del Bissonette                25 1928  28 BRO NL 668

Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Play Index Tool Used
Generated 8/2/2017.

With home runs on back to back games against the Braves, Cody Bellinger has caught the pace of Shawn Green.

Player PA HR HR/PA Aug 2nd Total Leader Year
Mike Piazza 531 30 17.70 21 35 LAD Rookie HR 1993
Frank Robinson 505 30 16.83 24 38 NL Rookie HR 1956
Mark McGwire 306 30 10.20 37 49 AL Rookie HR 1987
Shawn Green 452 30 15.07 30 49 LAD All time HR 2001
Cody Bellinger 334 30 11.13 30 ??? Chasing 2017
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2 Comments

  1. 68elcamino427

    FRANK HOWARD
    TED WILLIAMS
    CODY BELLINGER

    very nice!

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