Cody Bellinger was recognized for a historic rookie season on Monday, as the Dodgers All-Star was named the National League's Rookie of the Year.
Bellinger, 22, set team and league records during the 2017 season. Most notable was the left-handed slugger's 39 home runs, the most ever by a National League rookie.
The Dodgers enjoyed one of the greatest regular seasons in franchise history in 2017, with Bellinger playing an integral role. At the time of his April 25 MLB debut, the team was sitting in third place in the NL West at 9-11. The Dodgers proceeded to run away with the division, going 89-38 with the rookie in the starting lineup and finishing the year with 104 wins — a franchise-best since moving to Los Angeles.
Last week at the Players Choice Awards, Bellinger was named the National League's Outstanding Rookie.
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