During Sunday's game against the Washington Nationals, Bellinger went 3-for-3 with one walk and two runs scored. As a result of his latest performance, Bellinger's batting average has increased to a staggering .407, all the way into mid-May.
Bellinger is now the first Dodger to have a .400 batting average through 173 at-bats since Jackie Robinson accomplished the feat back in 1951.
This will get your attention: Cody Bellinger is hitting .407 and is the first Dodger to carry a .400 batting average through 173 plate appearances since Jackie Robinson in 1951. @Dodgers— Richard Justice (@richardjustice) May 12, 2019
How can Bellinger not be giddy over the fact he stands alongside the legendary Robinson in the history books?
Bellinger is on absolute fire in the early goings of the season, as he leads the league in batting average by a wide margin. The first baseman and outfielder leads the majors in RBI (38), on-base percentage (.486), and slugging (.722).
#LABleedsBlue are 43 games into the season and Cody Bellinger is still hitting .407 with a 1.258 OPS. Sustained dominance from the 23-year-old, one of the most exciting young hitters in baseball.— DC ✍ (@DanClarkSports) May 12, 2019
While Bellinger is the early favorite for this year's NL MVP award, he has some stiff competition in Christian Yelich of the Milwaukee Brewers. The one edge that Yelich does carry is his MLB-leading 16 home runs, as opposed to Bellinger's 14.
Even if you're not a Dodgers fan, you can't help but sit back and enjoy watching Cody Bellinger make some history.