ATL Acuña Jr. enters new territory, joins Major League’s only 40-60 club

Regardless of the sport, fans praise athletes who have achieved records that are difficult for humans to achieve, saying they have entered the ‘realm of God.’

There are already two people who have entered the ‘realm of God’ this year alone. In the American League, Shohei Ohtani of the LA Angels has already booked the MVP award with his outstanding performance with two hits. However, a monster no less than this appeared in the National League. The main character is Ronald Acuña Jr. (26) of Atlanta.

Acuña Jr. hit his 40th home run of the season in an away game against the Washington Nationals held on the 23rd (local time). And this was also a home run that announced his entry into the 40-40 club, of which there were only four players in history. Before this home run, Acuña Jr. had recorded 39 home runs and 68 stolen bases.토토사이트

Since Jose Canseco first recorded the 40-40 club in 1988, only four players have recorded it in the 100-year history of the Major League, including Barry Bonds (1996), Alex Rodriguez (1998), and Alfonso Soriano (2006). Acuña Jr. is the fifth member to join this club.

He was also listed as the third member to record more than 30 home runs and 50 stolen bases. This record was previously set by Eric Davis in 1987 and Barry Bonds in 1990. However, Acuña Jr. is the first player in major league history to hit 40 home runs and steal 60 bases. Even if the range is reduced to 30 home runs, Acuña Jr. is the only one with a record of 30-60.

What’s interesting is that there are still games remaining in Atlanta, so depending on how you feel, you can hit 40 home runs or 70 stolen bases. At this level, it can be said that he has entered the ‘realm of God’.

Coincidentally, Ohtani and Acuña Jr., who entered the realm of gods this year, are ranked 0th in MVP. The key is whether both receive ‘unanimous agreement’.

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