Bellinger crushes Total Base record for April
With four days still left in April Cody Bellinger now owns the historical total base record for the month of April.
Player Split Year HR PA 2B 3B TB Cody Bellinger April/March 2019 13 116 6 1 89 Chase Utley April/March 2008 11 128 10 1 85 Jermaine Dye April/March 2000 11 111 12 0 83 Alex Rodriguez April/March 2007 14 106 7 0 82 Larry Walker April/March 1997 11 106 6 1 82 Ken Griffey Jr. April/March 1997 13 119 5 1 81 Alfonso Soriano April/March 2003 9 138 6 1 81
Some leaderboard records are filled with some flukes but the seven players who had at least 80 total bases in March/April were all bonafide stars at the time.
Maybe even more important. The year that Chase Utley had 85 total bases in 2008, the Phillies won the World Series.
We will hold off until the end of April before we show every leaderboard he showed up on with this monumental April but it will be a few. One home run away from the tying Pujols and Arod for most home runs in March/April. Three RBI from most RBI in March/April.
Cody has already crushed all of the Dodger leaderboards for March/April but might as well create the full month leaderboards when the month is complete.
Suffice to say this hitting month by Cody Bellinger is reminiscent of the 1981 Fernando run to start the season. We are watching things no one has ever seen before, no matter how old you are.