Acuna, Jr. Joins MLB 30/30 Club
Budding Atlanta Braves Superstar Ronald Acuna, Jr. hit a milestone Friday night.
Acuna's stolen base in the eighth inning of the Braves' win over the New York Mets was his 30th of the season, making him a member of the MLB 30/30 club, signifying 30 home runs and 30 stolen bases in the same season. You don't see it very often anymore, mostly because players just don't steal bases in the quantity they used to.
What makes this significant is Acuna is only the second player to accomplish the feat before his 22nd birthday. The other? Mike Trout of the Los Angeles Angels, recognized by many as the best player in baseball.
Acuna is the fourth Braves player to be in the 30/30 club, joining Dale Murphy, Ron Gant and Hank Aaron.
Acuna has 36 home runs on the season. It will be interesting to see if he makes it to 40/40.