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250 things about 2019 Dodger home runs

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Okay, not really 250 but here are fact nuggets about all of those home runs

MLB: Colorado Rockies at Los Angeles Dodgers Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

When Joc Pederson hit his second home run in the game on Wednesday night, it gave the Dodgers their 250th home run this season. That meant that the 2019 Dodgers had now hit the most home runs as a team in National League history.

Most Home Runs - NL Teams

Rank Year Team G HR SLG OPS+
Rank Year Team G HR SLG OPS+
1 2019 Los Angeles Dodgers 142 250 0.479 113
2 2000 Houston Astros 162 249 0.477 104
3 1997 Colorado Rockies 162 239 0.478 100
4 2018 Los Angeles Dodgers 163 235 0.442 110
5 2004 Chicago Cubs 162 235 0.458 99
6 2003 Atlanta Braves 162 235 0.475 112
7 2001 San Francisco Giants 162 235 0.460 112
8 2000 St. Louis Cardinals 162 235 0.455 103
9 2007 Milwaukee Brewers 162 231 0.456 101
10 2000 San Francisco Giants 162 226 0.472 115
As of Games Played - September 4, 2019

The 2019 Los Angeles Dodgers became the ninth team to hit 250 or more home runs in a season. So far three 2019 teams have hit at least 250 home runs as the Dodgers join the Minnesota Twins and the New York Yankees.

Most Home Runs - Team

Rank Year Team League Games Played Home Runs Slugging Pct OPS+
Rank Year Team League Games Played Home Runs Slugging Pct OPS+
1 2019 Minnesota Twins AL 139 272 0.501 120
2 2018 New York Yankees AL 162 267 0.451 112
3 1997 Seattle Mariners AL 162 264 0.485 119
4 2019 New York Yankees AL 141 263 0.489 118
5 2005 Texas Rangers AL 162 260 0.468 105
6 2010 Toronto Blue Jays AL 162 257 0.454 105
6 1996 Baltimore Orioles AL 163 257 0.472 106
8 2016 Baltimore Orioles AL 162 253 0.443 101
9 2019 Los Angeles Dodgers NL 142 250 0.479 113
As of Games Played - September 4, 2019

As for the 2019 Dodgers themselves, they have already hit the most home runs in Dodger franchise history at home and on the road. For those who remember asterisks, both of these totals were surpassed in less games played than back in 154 game seasons that Brooklyn played through 1957.

Most Home Runs at Home  - Dodger Franchise

Rank Team Year Games Played HR SLG
Rank Team Year Games Played HR SLG
1 Los Angeles 2019 73 131 0.489
2 Brooklyn 1955 77 119 0.483
3 Los Angeles 2018 82 119 0.433
4 Los Angeles 2017 81 115 0.449
5 Brooklyn 1953 78 110 0.504
6 Brooklyn 1950 78 110 0.484
7 Los Angeles 2000 81 108 0.423
8 Los Angeles 1979 81 106 0.421
9 Brooklyn 1956 77 102 0.447
10 Los Angeles 2016 81 101 0.42
11 Brooklyn 1954 77 101 0.454
12 Los Angeles 2004 81 100 0.417
13 Brooklyn 1951 78 100 0.454
As of Games Played - September 4, 2019

Most Home Runs on the Road - Dodger Franchise

Rank Team Year G HR SLG
Rank Team Year G HR SLG
1 Los Angeles 2019 69 119 0.469
2 Los Angeles 2018 81 116 0.449
3 Los Angeles 2001 81 112 0.439
4 Los Angeles 2017 81 106 0.426
5 Los Angeles 2004 81 103 0.429
6 Los Angeles 2000 81 103 0.438
7 Brooklyn 1953 77 98 0.445
8 Los Angeles 1999 81 95 0.421
9 Los Angeles 1977 81 95 0.422
10 Los Angeles 1962 82 93 0.422
As of Games Played - September 4, 2019
  • The 2019 Dodgers have 11 players with ten or more home runs which is a new National League record. That broke their franchise record set last year of 10 players with ten or more home runs. And if Matt Beaty can hit two more home runs this month, the 2019 Dodgers could become the first NL team to have 12 players with ten or more home runs.
  • Justin Turner needs three more home runs to hit 30 this season, if he does that, he will join Cody Bellinger, Max Muncy and Joc Pederson and become the third Dodger quartet to hit 30 or more home runs in a season.
  • If Gavin Lux can hit his first career home run this month, he will join Beaty, Kyle Garlick, Edwin Rios and Will Smith to be the fifth Dodger rookie to hit a home run in his first season in the majors. That would be the most since 2006 when Andre Ethier, Matt Kemp, James Loney and Russell Martin hit their first home runs in their first year in the majors. (Alex Verdugo started 2019 as a “Rookie” but he had hit his first home run in 2017)
  • Cody Bellinger is one of 25 players in major league history to hit 100 or more home runs by his age 23 season. He leads all Dodgers in hitting home runs at his age, only Adrian Beltre with 76 is even within shouting distance. Duke Snider (59), Tommy Davis (53) and Corey Seager (52) round up the top five Dodgers in terms of hitting home runs by their age 23 season.
  • The Dodgers lead major league baseball this season with seven walk-off home runs. According to STATS, LLC, the only other teams with more in a season are the 1995 Indians (9), 1986 Padres (8), 2017 A’s (8) and 2018 Cardinals (8).
  • The Dodgers currently have 148 solo home runs, 66 two-run homers, 31 three-run shots and five grand slams. As a comparison to last season, the 2018 Dodgers had 157 solo home runs, 55 two-run homers, 19 three-run shots and 4 grand slams.