Ronald Acuña Jr made MLB historical past Friday evening, turning into the fifth participant to file not less than 40 dwelling runs and 40 stolen bases in the identical season.
Acuña hit his fortieth dwelling run of the season within the first inning towards Nationals beginning pitcher Patrick Corbin, serving to to stake the Braves to a 3-0 lead. He already led the majors with 68 stolen bases coming into Friday’s sport.
The four-time All-Star joins a prestigious checklist that features Jose Canseco, Barry Bonds, Alex Rodriguez and Alfonso Soriano.
The 25-year-old Acuña additionally has posted the very best stolen base complete amongst these 5. Previously, Rodriguez’s 46 steals had been the very best complete amongst gamers to hit 40 homers in the identical season.
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Friday’s homer marked the one hundred and sixtieth of Acuña’s profession. He’s the primary main leaguer to compile not less than 160 profession homers and 160 stolen bases by age 25, according to ESPN Stats & Info.
Acuña fell three stolen bases shy of becoming a member of the unique membership again in 2019, when he hit 41 homers. Canseco was the primary participant to register 40 steals and 40 homers in the identical season, having achieved the feat for the Athletics in 1988.
MLB 40/40 Club Members
- Ronald Acuña, Braves, 2023 (40 HR, 68 SB)
- Alfonso Soriano, Nationals, 2006 (46 HR, 41 SB)
- Alex Rodriguez, Mariners, 1998 (41 HR, 46 SB)
- Barry Bonds, Giants, 1996 (42 HR, 40 SB)
- Jose Canseco, Athletics, 1988 (42 HR, 40 SB)
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