It took Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Cody Bellinger took all of 51 career games to hit 21 homers. His two blasts last night against the New York Mets vaulted him into history.
No one has ever homered so often so quickly. Bellinger bested the previous record of 20 homers in 51 games set way back last year by New York Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez.
First 5 players to reach 20 HR in 2017 (with 2016 HR total in Majors)
A Judge (4)
E Thames (0)
L Morrison (14)
J Smoak (14)
C Bellinger (0)
— Christopher Kamka (@ckamka) June 20, 2017
Judge (23 homers) and Bellinger lead their respective leagues in longballs and show no signs of petering out.