With one swing of the bat Friday night time Atlanta Braves outfielder Ronald Acuña Jr. joined one in every of baseball’s most unique golf equipment.
However with that very same swing, he based an much more unique membership.
Acuña led off the highest of the primary with a laser to left discipline off of Washington Nationals pitcher Patrick Corbin that cleared the wall in left discipline for Acuña’s fortieth dwelling run of the season. That made Acuña simply the fifth participant in MLB historical past to hitch the 40/40 Membership:
Acuña joins Jose Canseco, Alex Rodriguez, Barry Bonds, and Alfonso Soriano as the one members of one in every of baseball’s most elite teams.
Nevertheless, Acuña’s blast additionally created a brand new membership, and maybe a extra elite one at that. Acuña entered Friday night time with 68 stolen bases on the season, and with the house run Acuña is now the founding member of the 40/60 Membership.
Of the 4 gamers who got here earlier than him within the 40/40 Membership, Rodriguez had probably the most steals to associate with his 40 dwelling runs, with 46 SBs in the course of the 1998 season.
Acuña’s historic season has helped the Braves to their sixth-straight NL East division title, and has made him the odds-on favourite to win MVP honors within the Nationwide League.