Acuña Jr. reaches milestone…first MLB player to hit ’40 home runs and 60 doubles’
Atlanta Braves’ Ronald Acuña Jr. (26) hit another milestone. He became the first player in history to reach 40 home runs and 60 stolen bases.
Acuña Jr. started in the leadoff spot in right field for the 2023 Major League Baseball (MLB) World Series against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C., USA, and blasted a leadoff home run in his first at-bat.
In the top of the first inning, Aquino Jr. drew a full count against Washington starter Patrick Corbin and pulled an 80.5-mile-per-hour (129.6 kilometers per hour) slider for a solo home run over the left field fence.
Three games into his homerun streak, Aquino Jr. has reached the 40-homer plateau for the season. He became the first player in MLB history to join the 30-homer, 60-steal club. He now has 68 steals on the year.먹튀검증
He became just the fifth player to reach the 40-homer, 40-steal mark. Jose Canseco in 1988 (42 homers and 40 steals), Barry Bonds in 1996 (42 homers and 40 steals), Alex Rodriguez in 1998 (42 homers and 46 steals), and Alfonso Soriano in 2006 (46 homers and 41 steals).
He needs two more steals in the remaining games to join the 40-homer, 70-steal club. Atlanta has nine games remaining, including this one.
Acuña Jr. is having a career-high season and is on pace to clinch the National League Most Valuable Player (MVP) award.