With his 2nd inning solo shot on Wednesday night, Cody Bellinger tied Gil Hodges and Duke Snider for most home runs before the All-Star Break in Dodgers history with 28.
Cody Bellinger just tied Duke Snider and Gil Hodges for most HR’s before the All-Star break. 28th of the season. #Dodgers
— David Vassegh (@THEREAL_DV) July 4, 2019
Gil Hodges completed the feat in 1951 and Duke Snider got it done in 1955.
For reference, Hodges ended the ’51 season with 40 home runs and Snider ended the ’55 season with 42. There is no doubt in my mind that Bellinger can exceed both of those totals and he is already in some elite company.
Belli also has a chance to secure the record for himself as there are still five more games including Wednesday’s matchup with the Diamondbacks.
He remains amongst the league leaders in the home run category and continues to pace the rest of the league in the MVP race along with the Brewers’ Christian Yelich.
Bellinger had posted a 186 wRC+ and .344/.441/.692 slash line this season.
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