Los Angeles Dodgers: The records and milestones of 2019

The Los Angeles Dodgers had a historic 2019 that included plenty of record-setting achievements and milestones, making 2019 a season to remember for the team and their fans.

In their quest to end a 31-year World Series win drought, the Los Angeles Dodgers beat up on the competition. The Dodgers were first in runs, home runs, slugging, OPS, and total bases in the National League. Pitching was just as good, leading the league in ERA, fewest hits, fewest runs, fewest home runs, fewest walks, and most strikeouts.

The bullpen, which drove fans crazy all year, turned out to be an asset as they gave up the fewest runs per game (3.78) in all of Major League Baseball and had the lowest WHIP. When it came to the 2019 Los Angeles Dodgers, it has been a total team effort.

The Records

The Dodgers as a team set numerous records. They won 106 games, which set a new franchise record for wins in a season, besting the 1953 Brooklyn Dodgers, who won 105 games. The Dodgers achieved the record by setting a record at home 59-22 (.728), their best winning percentage at home since moving to Los Angeles.

The Dodgers slugged their way through the season obliterating the National League record for home runs by a team (249). The Blue Bombers hit 279 home runs, lead by Cody Bellinger, who hit 47 home runs to become the third Dodger to hit more than 45 and the youngest to hit that many at 23 years old.

Bellinger, along with Joc Pederson and Max Muncy, all hit over 35 home runs to become the first three players to all hit 35 or more home runs in Dodgers’ history.

League Leaders

A couple of Dodgers were among the league leaders in Major League Baseball this year. Bellinger put up an MVP caliber season, leading baseball in WAR (9.0), Intentional Walks (21) while leading the National League in Total Bases (351).

Corey Seager tied Anthony Rendon for the National League lead in doubles with 44, Hyun-Jin Ryu became the first Dodgers pitcher to lead all of baseball in ERA (2.32) since Zach Greinke in 2015. Ryu also led all of baseball in walks per nine innings at 1.183.

Milestones

Some Dodgers also set career milestones this year, Clayton Kershaw passed Sandy Koufax in all-time strikeouts to move into third place and became the third Dodgers pitcher to reach 2,400 strikeouts.

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Kenley Jansen reached 300 saves the only Dodgers closer to reach this milestone and 30th player in Major League history. At 31 years and 360 days, Jansen became the 4th youngest to reach the milestone while also becoming the 5th player to get 300 saves with one team.