Home Run Derby

Once a major league slugger, Ike Davis is revamping his career as a pitcher in the minor leagues

Once a major league slugger, Ike Davis is revamping his career as a pitcher in the minor leagues

Until Cody Bellinger turned his rookie year into a personal home run derby, Justin Turner never had a teammate who hit more homers in a season than Ike Davis.

Bellinger has 34 home runs, one shy of Mike Piazza’s Dodgers rookie record. In 2012, Davis hit 32 homers for the New York Mets. In the nine years Turner has played in the major leagues, no other teammate has hit even 30.

Bellinger should hit lots of balls far for a long time, but you might have thought the same thing about Davis back then. In the year he hit 32, so did Carlos Beltran, Adam Jones, Josh Reddick, Mark Trumbo and Alfonso Soriano.

Five years later, all but Davis and the retired Soriano are earning...

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