48 Facts About Cody Bellinger


Cody James Bellinger was born on July 13,1995 and is an American professional baseball outfielder and first baseman for the Los Angeles Dodgers of Major League Baseball.

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Cody Bellinger was selected by the Dodgers in the fourth round of the 2013 MLB draft, and debuted with the team in 2017.

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Son of MLB player Clay Bellinger, Bellinger helped his team reach the 2007 Little League World Series at the age of 11.

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Cody Bellinger played high school baseball for Hamilton High School in Chandler, Arizona, and had committed to play college baseball for the Oregon Ducks before he was drafted.

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Cody Bellinger spent two years in the Rookie Leagues before joining the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes in 2015, where he was a mid- and postseason all-star, and helped the team to a California League championship title.

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Cody Bellinger, setting a number of Dodgers single-season home run records, participated in both the 2017 Major League Baseball All-Star Game and in the Home Run Derby, and he was named the National League Rookie of the Year after the season.

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Cody Bellinger received the NL MVP, Silver Slugger, and Gold Glove Awards in 2019, as well as his second All-Star selection.

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Cody Bellinger won his first World Series title with the Dodgers in 2020.

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Cody Bellinger was born on July 13,1995, in Scottsdale, Arizona, to Clay and Jennifer Cody Bellinger.

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Clay Cody Bellinger coached the Chandler, Arizona National Little League team, for whom his son played when they went to the 2007 Little League World Series.

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Cody Bellinger was only 11 years old at the time, one year younger than most of his LLWS teammates, but he helped to clinch a berth in the series with a four-runs batted in performance in the Little League West Regional.

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Cody Bellinger was voted team MVP as both a junior and as a senior, and hit.

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Cody Bellinger chose to forego his commitment to Oregon in order to sign with the Dodgers for a signing bonus of $700,000, approximately $300,000 more than what was recommended for a fourth-round draft pick.

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Cody Bellinger spent the season with the Rookie League AZL Dodgers, batting.

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Cody Bellinger showed some difficulties with plate discipline, striking out 46 times in 47 games, but showed potential by drawing 31 walks and recording 16 extra-base hits.

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Cody Bellinger continued in Rookie ball the following season with the Ogden Raptors, batting.

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Cody Bellinger played in only three games for Oklahoma City that season, recording three home runs and six RBIs in the process.

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Cody Bellinger scored his first major league hit that night, an infield ground ball towards third base.

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Four days later, Cody Bellinger hit the first and second home runs of his major league career in a game against the Philadelphia Phillies, first in the seventh inning against Zach Eflin and again as the second of three consecutive home runs against closer Hector Neris.

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On June 13, Cody Bellinger became the fastest player in MLB history to record four multi-home run games, doing so in 45 contests; the previous record was set by Bob Horner with 63 games in 1978.

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Cody Bellinger was the first Dodger to have consecutive multi-home run games since Adrian Beltre in 2004, and was the third Dodgers rookie to record at least four multi-home run games in one season.

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The following day, a first-inning hit off of Robert Gsellman helped Cody Bellinger to become the first rookie in MLB history to record 10 home runs in a span of 10 games.

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Cody Bellinger capped off the first half of the season with his first appearances in both the Major League Baseball All-Star Game and in the Home Run Derby.

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At the latter, Cody Bellinger hit 27 home runs across two rounds, defeating Charlie Blackmon before falling to Aaron Judge of the Yankees in the semifinals.

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Outside of home runs Cody Bellinger did not generate many hits: with three strikeouts in Game 7 of the 2017 World Series, Cody Bellinger set the MLB record with 29 strikeouts in a single postseason run.

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Cody Bellinger accomplished the feat in 136 games, making him the third-fastest MLB player to reach 40 career home runs.

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Cody Bellinger, meanwhile, used the benching to make a small adjustment to his stance in the batter's box, and he proceeded to record six hits in his next 13 at-bats, including home runs in four consecutive games.

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Cody Bellinger played in all 162 regular-season games that year, batting.

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Cody Bellinger successfully reached base only once in the five-game series, on a single, and was later caught stealing.

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The Dodgers lost the World Series to the Boston Red Sox in five games, and Cody Bellinger was benched in the elimination game, giving the right-handed Enrique Hernandez the start against left-handed Boston pitcher David Price.

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Cody Bellinger started the 2019 season on a hot streak, leading MLB in runs, hits, batting average, and slugging percentage by the end of April.

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Cody Bellinger received both his second All-Star game nod and his first All-Star start in 2019, opening the game in the NL outfield with Yelich and with Ronald Acuna Jr.

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Cody Bellinger received an invitation to that year's Home Run Derby, but turned it down in order to have a day off from baseball before the All-Star game.

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Two weeks later, Cody Bellinger became both the first MLB player of the 2019 season and the youngest Dodger in franchise history to record his 40th home run of the year.

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Outside of these records, Cody Bellinger's production began to slow after the All-Star break; he batted just.

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Cody Bellinger received a trifecta of MLB awards, taking home the MVP award, the NL Gold Glove Award, and the NL Silver Slugger Award.

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Cody Bellinger was the first Dodger in club history to take home all three honors in the same season.

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Cody Bellinger received two Fielding Bible Awards for his performance both in right field and as a multi-positional player in right field, center field, and at first base.

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Cody Bellinger rounded out the 2019 awards season with a selection to the inaugural All-MLB First Team, joining Yelich and Mike Trout in the outfield.

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When MLB announced the indefinite suspension of the 2020 season due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Cody Bellinger went back to Arizona and focused on tweaking his swing in a "stress-free environment".

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Unlike in previous years, Cody Bellinger was making weak contact with pitches, leading to a large number of groundouts.

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Cody Bellinger was a finalist for a Gold Glove Award in the outfield, but the award ultimately went to Trent Grisham of the San Diego Padres.

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Cody Bellinger scored the go-ahead home run in that final game, clinching the Dodgers' place in the 2020 World Series.

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Cody Bellinger, who had repeatedly injured his right shoulder by diving for ground balls throughout his professional baseball career, underwent surgery for the affected arm in November 2020.

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Cody Bellinger was initially placed on the 10-day injured list before medical scans revealed that he had suffered a hairline fracture in his left fibula.

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Cody Bellinger's game-winning RBI single in Game 5 of the NLDS not only helped the Dodgers to defeat the Giants and advance to the NLCS, but it helped him tie Manny Ramirez and Gene Tenace's record of three career go-ahead hits in winner-take-all games.

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Cody Bellinger has one child with girlfriend Chase Carter, a daughter who was born November 2021.

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Character inspired by Cody Bellinger makes a cameo appearance in the video game Assassin's Creed Valhalla.

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