Chasing Piazza/Robinson/Green/McGwire/Judge on Aug 13th

Cody Bellinger now has 34 home runs and could catch Mike Piazza today. He continues to outpace Frank Robinson and looks like a good bet to end the year with at least forty home runs and the NL Rookie Home Run record which currently stands at 38.

He has also moved within striking distance of the all time Rookie record of 49 by Mark McGwire.  He is now within one home run of Aaron Judge who sits at 35.

Shawn Green is about to hit three home runs in one game on August 15th, so while Cody is currently in front of the LAD all time home record pace of 49, it won’t be for long unless Cody continues his own torrid pace. At his current pace, the only rookies that Cody will be chasing by the end of August will be Mark McGwire and Aaron Judge. The only Dodger he’ll be chasing is Shawn Green.

His home run per plate appearance is crushing the competition except for Big Mac.

Player PA HR HR/PA Aug 12th Total Leader Year
Mike Piazza 598 34 17.59 22 35 LAD Rookie HR 1993
Frank Robinson 548 34 16.12 25 38 NL Rookie HR 1956
Mark McGwire 344 34 10.12 38 49 AL Rookie HR 1987
Shawn Green 515 34 15.15 32 49 LAD Alltime HR 2001
Cody Bellinger 380 34 11.18 34 ??? Chasing 2017
Aaron Judge 451 34 13.26 35 ??? Chasing 2017

If this confusing here is a quick legend.

PA – this is the number of plate appearances it took for each player to reach 34 home runs. We used 34 home runs because that is where Bellinger is right now. This would be within 4 PA of accuracy as I didn’t check the game log for the specific plate appearance they hit the home run.

HR – This is a marker showing you 34 home runs.

HR/PA – this is the home runs per plate appearance pace when they each hit their 34th home run.

Total HR through August August 12

Total – season home run total

Leader – this is why they are on the list. For example Mike Piazza is the LAD Rookie Home Run Leader

Year – this is the year they accomplished the home run record that Cody Bellinger is chasing


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