Corey Seager doubled against Giants pitcher Johnny Cueto in the third inning on Tuesday night, the first Los Angeles Dodgers rookie ever to hit 40 doubles, among other milestones.
Seager, also has 25 home runs on the season. He is the eighth rookie in major league history with 40 doubles and 25 home runs, and the first since Albert Pujols in 2001.
This is also just the 23rd time in Dodgers franchise history that any player has hit 40 doubles in a season, and just the 11th in Los Angeles. The franchise record holder with 52 doubles is Johnny Frederick, who did so with Brooklyn in 1929 as a rookie, the only Dodgers rookie besides Seager with 40 doubles.
There have only been four Dodgers seasons with 45 doubles, the last by Shawn Green (49) in 2003. Seager is on pace for 43 doubles this season.
Seager now has the most doubles, most runs scored (99), and most hits (184) by a rookie in LA Dodgers history. Seager’s double gave him 307 total bases on the season, tying Mike Piazza’s LA rookie mark of 307.
Piazza owns LA Dodgers rookie records in batting average, on-base percentage, slugging percentage and OPS, hitting .318/.370/.561 in 1993. Seager is challenging those marks as well, at the moment hitting .315/.374/.526.
Seager has hit 21 doubles at home in 2016, and 19 on the road. He is one of only eight players to hit 20 doubles at Dodger Stadium in a season.