Corey Seager hit his 20th home run of the season on Friday against the Nationals, making him unique in Dodgers history. All 20 of his home runs in 2017 have been hit as a shortstop, after hitting all 26 of his home runs as a shortstop last year as a rookie.
Seager’s blast came against Edwin Jackson in the second inning, a three-run shot to right field that gave the Dodgers a 6-0 lead.
It was Seager’s first home run since Aug. 5, after a span of 29 games and 116 plate appearances without.
He has reached base in each of his last 28 starts.
In the 134-year history of the franchise, here is the complete list of Dodgers with 20 home runs as a shortstop in a season:
- Corey Seager (2016) 26
- Glenn Wright (1930) 22
- Corey Seager (2017) 20
Seager is already the Los Angeles Dodgers all-time leader in career home runs as a shortstop with 49, before even completing two full seasons in the majors.
Dating back to Brooklyn, only Hall of Famer Pee Wee Reese, with 122 home runs as shortstop, tops Seager. Reese played 16 seasons.
Seager is 23 years old.