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Baseball gravity pulls sophomore slugging 1st baseman back to earth

Last year witnessed not one, not two, but three first baseman who broke all sorts of home runs records even though none of them started the season in the major leagues.¬† The first up was Dodger phenom Cody Bellinger who started his first game on April 25th and proceeded to light up the NL and …

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Rookie mashers

I should probably wait until the end of the year but I’m just blown away by the number of magnificent rookie home run hitters this year. It looked for a while that Aaron Judge had no chance to catch Mark McGwire’s historic¬†rookie record of 49 home runs but Judge has gone crazy and blew by …

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2017 has been the year of the rookie 1st baseman

Dodger fans know all about Cody Bellinger hitting 38 home runs and tying the NL rookie record for home runs but there have been a plethora of 1st baseman in 2017 who are hitting home runs at a staggering pace. Rhys Hoskins is much like Cody Bellinger in that he’s a 1st baseman who has …

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