Braves’ Ronald Acuña Jr. becomes first player in MLB’s 40-70 club

Braves’ Ronald Acuña Jr. becomes first player in MLB’s 40-70 club

ATLANTA — Ronald Acuña Jr. isn’t just doing historic things, he’s doing them with a flair for the dramatic along the way.
The Atlanta Braves superstar became the first player in MLB history to have at least 40 homers and 70 stolen bases in a single season when he stole his 69th and 70th bases Wednesday night in a 10-inning, 6-5 win against the Chicago Cubs.
It wasn’t just what he did, but how, that made it so thrilling to watch for his teammates and Braves fans. Acuña singled to drive in the tying run with one out in the 10th inning, then stole second base for his historic 70th…


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