Ronald Acuña Jr. has already made history, but he’s three homers and four steals away from setting a record that may not be broken in our lifetime. 40 home runs and 40 steals has only been done four times ever, but 40 homers and 70 steals… that’s something Barry Bonds couldn’t have even imagined accomplishing.
The historic campaign should lead to Acuña’s first MVP award, which is one of several goals he set for himself this season, according to Braves first base coach Eric Young Sr.
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Of course, the first of Acuña’s is the most important. If the Braves can’t accomplish their ultimate goal, this historic season won’t be remembered nearly as fondly.
The MVP looks to be in Acuña’s sights with 16 games remaining. He’s also likely to lead all of baseball in the stolen base department. Esteury Ruiz is second with 58 steals, eight behind Acuña. Acuña’s first Gold Glove is going to have to wait, but when your goals are that lofty, reaching three out of four of them is pretty damn impressive.
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