Ronald Acuna Jr. (25, Atlanta) left only one home run in the first 30 home runs and 60 stolen bases in a season in the history of the American Professional Baseball Major League (MLB).메이저사이트
Acuña Jr. batted first and played right fielder in an away match against Colorado held at Coors Field in Denver, Colorado on the 29th, and played an active role with 4 hits (1 home run), 1 walk, 5 RBIs and 4 runs in 5 at-bats.
Acuña Jr., who had recorded 28 homers and 59 stolen bases until the previous day, added two stolen bases that day and stepped on the 20th home run and 60 stolen bases for the 7th time in history. In MLB history, there are only four players, including Acuna Jr., who have achieved 20 home runs and 60 stolen bases in one season. Rickie Henderson achieved it three times (1985, 1986, 1990), Joe Morgan twice (1973, 1976), and Eric Davis once (1986).
Acuña Jr. walked on base in the third inning with the score trailing 0-1, and hit a two-run home run that went over the right-middle fence on first base without a run in the top of the fifth inning when the score was tied 2-2. In the 7th inning with a 5-4 lead, he stole second base after hitting a hit to left-center, recording his 60th stolen base of the season. He also added a stolen base in the eighth inning after going on a right-handed hit. In the last at-bat with one out and bases loaded in the ninth inning, he scored a sweeping double and led the team to a 14-4 victory.
Acuña Jr., who is considered the National League Most Valuable Player (MVP) candidate this year, will write a new history of 30 home runs and 60 stolen bases if he adds just one home run in the remaining 32 games. Previously, the closest player to this record was Henderson, who hit 28 homers and 65 stolen bases in 1990.
Acuna Jr., who ranks first in MLB stolen bases and third in batting average (0.335) this season, said, “I am happy to be able to play with a healthy body. His goal is to contribute to the team’s victory by consistently participating in the game as he is now.”