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Bellinger Wins Silver Slugger Award

Outfielder Wins First Louisville Silver Slugger Award
November 7, 2019

LOS ANGELES – Los Angeles Dodgers’ outfielder Cody Bellinger has been awarded with the 2019 National League Louisville Silver Slugger Award. He is the first Dodger to win a Louisville Silver Slugger since Corey Seager won back-to-back awards from 2016-2017 and the first Dodger outfielder to receive the award since

LOS ANGELES – Los Angeles Dodgers’ outfielder Cody Bellinger has been awarded with the 2019 National League Louisville Silver Slugger Award.

He is the first Dodger to win a Louisville Silver Slugger since Corey Seager won back-to-back awards from 2016-2017 and the first Dodger outfielder to receive the award since Matt Kemp in 2011. With his first honor, Bellinger is the 19th player in franchise history to earn the award since its inception in 1980 and it’s the 27th time a Dodger has received a Silver Slugger award. He becomes the fifth player in franchise history to earn the Rawlings Gold Glove and Louisville Silver Slugger in the same season, joining Adrían González (2014), Matt Kemp (2011, 2009), Russell Martin (2007) and Dusty Baker (1981).

In his third season with the Dodgers, Bellinger, 24, appeared in a team-high 156 games, batting .305 (170-for-558) with 34 doubles, 47 homers and 115 RBI. The Arizona native ranked among the NL leaders in batting average (.305, 9th), OBP (.406, 3rd), slugging percentage (.629, 2nd), OPS (1.035, 3rd), total bases (351, 1st), home runs (47, 3rd), runs (121, 2nd), RBI (115, 7th), walks (95, 6th) and extra-base hits (84, 2nd).

The National League Most Valuable Player finalist concluded his regular season campaign recording career-highs in runs, hits, doubles, home runs, RBI, walks and stolen bases (15). He finished fourth in the Majors in homers and third in franchise history with 47 homers in a season, finishing behind only Shawn Green (49) and Adrian Beltre (48). His 26 homers at Dodger Stadium set a new franchise record for homers at home, while his 18 homers against left-handed pitchers were the most in the National League.

The Louisville Silver Slugger Award winners are decided by a vote of Major League Baseball managers and coaches who select the players they determine to be the best offensive producers at each position in the American and National Leagues. Selections are based on a combination of offensive statistics, including batting average, on-base percentage and slugging percentage, as well as the managers’ and coaches’ general impressions of a player’s overall offensive value. Managers and coaches are not allowed to vote for players on their own teams. The accounting firm of Mountjoy Chilton Medley LLP verified the tabulation of balloting.