Category Archives: Chasing Piazza

Catching Piazza, Catching Frank Robinson

A few minutes ago Cody Bellinger hit his 38th home run to catch Frank Robinson for the NL rookie record for home runs.  Frank Robinson hit his 38th home run on Sept 11th and would not hit another home run the rest of the year. Hopefully, the same fate does not await Cody Bellinger.  This …

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Catching and passing Piazza, still chasing Frank Robinson

It took longer than expected but Cody Bellinger finally caught Mike Piazza with his 35th home run on Saturday and passed him yesterday with his 36th home run. It was just a matter of time, and now Cody Bellinger holds the Dodgers Rookie home run record in a single season with 36. Rk Player HR …

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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 …

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Cody Bellinger gets the Dropo on Braun

Cody Bellinger hit his 34th home run last night and tied Ryan Braun and Walt Dropo as he sets his sights on Hal Trosky and Mike Piazza.  Cody is also only one behind Aaron Judge who has hit his 35 home runs in eighty more plate appearances. Cody now sits alone with the most home …

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Cody Bellinger matches Jose Canseco

With his 33rd home run last night, Cody Bellinger ties Jose Canseco, Earl Williams, and Jimmy Hall.  The key to this is that Cody hit his 33 home runs in only 389 plate appearances. It took Jose Canseco 682 plate appearances. When Jose burst upon the scene in 1986 he took baseball by storm much like …

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Chasing Piazza/Robinson/Green/McGwire/Judge on Aug 9th

Cody Bellinger now has 33 home runs and is well on his way to obliterating the LAD rookie home run record of 35 by Mike Piazza.  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 …

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Cody Bellinger passes Ted Williams

With his 32nd home run last night, Cody Bellinger blew past HOF Ted Williams who had hit 31 home runs in his rookie campaign. Cody also passed Angel great Tim Salmon who hit his 31 home runs back in 1993.  Jim Ray Hart who had one of the great names in baseball history hit 31 …

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Chasing Piazza/Robinson/Green/McGwire on Aug 7th

Cody Bellinger rocked his 32nd home run last night giving him four home runs for the week and putting him well ahead of the pace of NL Rookie HR champion Frank Robinson who only had 25 on this date on his way to 38.  Frank Robinson would pick up the pace and club ten home …

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Cody Bellinger catches a Trout and a Nomar

With his 30th home run last night, Cody Bellinger has now joined a select list of rookies who have hit at least 30 home runs. Cody caught future HOF Mike Trout, Boston great Nomar Garciaparra,  Twin great Bobby Allison,  and Pete Incaviglia. He also caught Willie Montanez  and with one more home run will have the …

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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 …

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