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MLB home run fever: Five more crazy facts

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Bellinger is quickly putting together one of the best rookie seasons in MLB history.
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It’s not yet July, but here’s a spoiler alert for the rest of the Major League Baseball season: There will be a record set for most home runs in a season. 

At 1.27 home runs per game, the ball is leaving the yard at a record pace, and with the weather just now heating up, that trend will likely only go upward. So, it’s just a matter of if and by how much, not when. 

With that in mind, here’s a look at five more absurd statistics from the past week – courtesy Elias Sports Bureau, STATS Inc., Baseball-Reference and others – that show us home runs – 2,883 so far – once again rule the major league landscape: 

Bellinger blasts: Cody Bellinger could command his own category of gee-whiz accomplishments. Sunday, the Los Angeles Dodgers slugger’s latest two-homer game was a record-setter – his sixth of the season, most by a rookie in franchise and National League history. He seems a shoo-in to equal and perhaps surpass Mark McGwire’s record of seven…

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