The all-time leading hitter with the most home runs is within reach of second place.

Dodgers all-rounder Mookie Betts

Los Angeles Dodgers all-rounder Mookie Betts (31) began making history in this category by recording his 52nd career home run as a leadoff hitter.

Betts started as the number one hitter and shortstop in the 2024 American Professional Baseball Major League (MLB) home game against the Colorado Rockies held at Dodger Stadium in California on the 3rd (Korean time), and hit a left fielder against Colorado starter Austin Gomber in his first at-bat in the bottom of the first inning. I hit a home run.

With this home run, Betts overtook Craig Biggio (53, retired), who ranks 4th in MLB history with the most home runs as a leading hitter, by one.

He is only two points behind third-place Alfonso Soriano (54, retired), and only five points behind second-place George Springer (57, Toronto Blue Jays).

If the current trend continues, Betts could become the second leading hitter in MLB history for home runs within this season.

Betts is a player with many abilities, including hitting, slugging power, power, and defense.

From 2015 to 2019, when he was a member of the Boston Red Sox, he hit double-digit home runs every season.

After transferring to the Dodgers in 2020, he is showing off his explosive slugging ability in the number 1 batting order.

He hit 7 home runs as the leadoff hitter in 2021 and 2022, and a whopping 12 home runs in 2023.

The player with the most leadoff home runs in MLB history was Oakland Athletics legend Ricky Henderson (retired), who retired after recording a total of 81.

The KBO League’s highest record is former coach Lee Jong-beom’s 44.

Meanwhile, Betts recorded 1 hit (1 home run), 1 walk, 1 RBI, and 1 run in 4 at bats against Colorado on this day, and the Dodgers won 4-0.

Dodgers superstar Shohei Ohtani started as the number 2 designated hitter and performed poorly with 0 hits in 3 at-bats, 1 walk, and 2 strikeouts. 섯다

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