Acuña becomes 1st player ever with 30 HRs, 60 SBs in single season

Acuña becomes 1st player ever with 30 HRs, 60 SBs in single season

Baseball has a new 30-60 club, and it counts just one member.

Atlanta Braves superstar Ronald Acuña Jr. hit his 30th homer of the campaign thanks to a long grand slam in the second inning Thursday against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Having already reached 60 stolen bases Monday, the four-time All-Star became the first player in MLB history to record a 30-homer, 60-steal campaign and the third to post a 30-50 season, joining Barry Bonds and Eric Davis.

HISTORY MADE.

RONALD’S 30TH HOME RUN OF THE SEASON IS A GRAND SLAM. pic.twitter.com/Cwun8fwyil

— Bally Sports: Braves (@BravesOnBally) September 1, 2023

Player
Year
Team
HR
SB

Acuña
2023
Braves
30
62

Bonds
1990
Pirates
33
52

Davis
1987
Reds
37
50

Prior to Acuña’s historic feat, the most homers with 60-plus steals in a single season was by Rickey Henderson when he hit 28 long balls in 1986 while playing for the New York Yankees and in 1990 with the Oakland Athletics.

The 25-year-old outfielder is one of the favorites to win NL MVP on a Braves club pacing the majors with 88 wins heading into September.

Acuña’s memorable day started by getting married in Los Angeles, according to Jon Morosi of MLB Network.

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