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Tuesday, August 29, 2023

Acuña steals 60th base, eyes creating his own special club

Ronald Acuña Jr. moved a step away from history as he was serenaded with MVP chants while helping the Braves roll to a 14-4 win over the Rockies on Monday night at Coors Field.

Acuña hit his 29th homer in the fifth inning, stole his 60th base in the seventh and then increased his MLB-leading stolen-base total to 61 in the eighth inning. He now stands as one of four players to hit 20-plus homers and steal 60-plus bases in the same season.

Acuña joins Rickey Henderson (three times), Joe Morgan (twice) and Eric Davis as the only players to steal 60-plus bases and hit 20-plus homers in the same season. Henderson had been the most recent to reach the plateau in 1990, when he hit 28 homers and swiped 65 bags for the A’s.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: August 29, 2023 at 12:43 PM | 115 comment(s)
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Monday, July 10, 2023

Ronald Acuña Jr. tops MLB jersey sales for first half of 2023 season

tlanta All-Star outfielder Ronald Acuña Jr., on pace to become the first player in baseball history to hit at least 30 homers and steal 60 bases, is breaking records in merchandise sales, too.

More fans purchased Acuña’s jersey than any player in baseball during the first half of the season. He’s the first Atlanta player to have a best-selling jersey since starting keeping track of the sales in 2010.

Acuña is hitting .331 with 21 homers, 55 RBI and 41 stolen bases for Atlanta, which leads baseball with a 60-29 record, 8 ½ games ahead of the Miami Marlins in the NL East.

Atlanta led all teams having four players whose jerseys were among the top 20 jersey sellers with first baseman Matt Olson (8th), third baseman Austin Riley (11th) and second baseman Ozzie Albies (12th).

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: July 10, 2023 at 02:28 PM | 1 comment(s)
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