The Atlanta Braves had a fun night on Thursday in Los Angeles as they busted out for eight runs against the Los Angeles Dodgers and earned an 8-7 win.
Leading the way was Ronald Acuna Jr., who hit a grand slam and catapulted himself into the 30-homer, 60-steals club.
In doing so, he became the first player in Major League history to hit 30 home runs and steal 60 bases in a single season.
However, Bob Nightengale noted on Twitter that Acuna may have a chance to make even more history, as no player in Major League history has ever hit 40 homers and stolen at least 50 bases in a single season.
Now that Ronald Acuna Jr. is the inaugural member of the 30 HR/60 stolen base club, can he hit 40 homers?
There are 4 members of the 40/40 club, but no one has ever hit 40 HRs and stolen 50 bases.
Acuna twice has hit at least 10 HRs in a month:
Aug. 2018 (11)
Aug. 2019 (11)
— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) September 1, 2023
With just a month to go in the season, Acuna still has a little time to reach 40 homers.
Nightengale noted in his tweet that twice in his career, Acuna has hit 10 or more homers in a single month.
In August of 2018, he hit 11 home runs and repeated his success in August of 2019.
So, there is a chance for Acuna to reach 40 homers on the season and make more unprecedented history.
He accomplished a historic feat on Thursday night, but it’s not completely out of the realm of possibility that he could do a little bit more this year.
No player in the history of baseball his hit 40 homers and stolen at least 50 bases, let alone hit 40 homers with 60 stolen bases.
It may be a longshot, but it is possible that Acuna could accomplish this if he continues to perform at this pace.NEXT: MLB Insider Congratulates Ronald Acuna Jr. On Historic Accomplishment