Monday, September 04, 2017

2017 Topps Now -- #558 -- Bellinger Sets Dodgers Home Run Rookie Record

Not only does Bellinger's record breaking homer last night mean a 2017 Topps Now card, but it also deserves a bunch of autographed variations as well. Featured here are both the normal base and autographed cards that celebrates Cody's home run Dodger record.  Go here to check it out and order. Per the writing on the reverse of the card:
Just one day after tying Mike Piazza for the Los Angeles Dodgers record for HR's in a rookie season, Cody Bellinger ripped home No. 36. Bellinger was at the plate in the top of the ninth inning facing San Diego pitcher Brad Hand when he crushed a ball over the right-field fence and put himself atop the list in the Dodgers record books.

Blog Kiosk: 9/4/2017 - Dodgers Links - Some Odds and Ends

Let's accentuate the positive by celebrating Cody Bellinger's ninth inning home run during the Dodgers 6-4 loss to the Padres last night. The solo shot was his 36th of the season, and it surpassed Mike Piazza's franchise record for home runs by a Dodger rookie. Per Cary Osborne at Dodger Insider:
“To now pass (Piazza), it feels pretty special,” Bellinger told SportsNet LA’s Alanna Rizzo. “It’s a team game. Hopefully we can get out of this and start winning some games again.”
Photo above of Cody Bellinger via @DodgerInsider on twitter. Below are more links to check out:
  • This Day in Dodgers HistoryIn 1924 the Brooklyn Robins (Dodgers) won both ends of a doubleheader against the Boston Braves -- sweeping their fourth doubleheader in four consecutive days. From September 1st to 4th they beat the Phillies twice and the Braves six times. In 1966 the Dodgers become the first team to draw two million fans at home and on the road when they defeated the Reds at Crosley Fields in front of 18,670 patrons, 8-6. In 1969 Willis Davis' Dodger hitting streak comes to an end at 31 consecutive games -- setting a franchise record. It came at the hands of the Padres in San Diego. 
  • Happy Birthdays, Elmer HortonGeorge PfisterDoyle AlexanderMike PiazzaBrian Myrow!