Acuña Jr. sets record First MLB player

Acuña Jr. started as the first hitter and right fielder in the 2023 MLB game against the Los Angeles Dodgers held at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles

California on the 1st (Korean time) and hit a home run in the second inning.

Acuña Jr., who came to the plate with one out and the bases loaded in the top of the second inning with the game tied 1-1

pulled a fastball high in center on the fifth pitch from opposing starter Lance Lynn and hit a grand slam that flew over the left-center field fence.

This is the 30th home run of the season. 지울프-토토

Acuña Jr., who had recorded 29 home runs and 61 stolen bases until the previous day

became the first MLB player to simultaneously achieve 30 home runs and 60 stolen bases in one season.

Eric Davis recorded more than 30 home runs and more than 50 stolen bases simultaneously in 1987 and Barry Bonds recorded more than 50 stolen bases in 1990, but Acuña Jr.

is the first to hit 30 home runs and 60 stolen bases.

Before Acuña Jr., there were instances where he achieved 20 home runs and 60 stolen bases

but this only happened 6 times.

Ricky Henderson achieved it three times (1985, 1986, 1990)

Joe Morgan achieved it twice (1973, 1976), and Eric Davis achieved it in 1986.

Acuña Jr. was in full swing on this day with 3 hits in 4 at-bats, 1 walk, 4 RBI, and 1 run.

He hit a heavy hit in the top of the first inning, and celebrated his record-breaking achievement with a grand slam in the second.

In the top of the 9th inning, he hit a heavy hit and then stole second base, increasing his number of stolen bases for the season to 62.

Attention is also focused on whether Acuña Jr., who joined the club of 30 home runs and 60 stolen bases for the first time in history

will be able to hit 40 home runs and 60 stolen bases for the first time in history.

In MLB, there have been four cases of achieving 40 home runs and 40 stolen bases.

It was written by Jose Canseco in 1988, Barry Bonds in 1996, Alex Rodriguez in 1998, and Alfonso Soriano in 2006.

There has never been a batter who hit more than 40 home runs and stole more than 50 bases at the same time.

Acuña Jr., who is playing very well this season with a batting average of 0.337, 30 home runs, 83 RBIs, 62 stolen bases, 120 runs, and an OPS (on-base percentage + slugging percentage) of 0.993, set a record and set out to solidify himself as the National League’s Most Valuable Player (MVP).

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