Many exciting plays can happen in an MLB game.
But, one that seemingly went away from the game for a while is the stolen base.
Well, that level of excitement has been brought back to baseball thanks to the rule changes.
MLB wanted to find ways to speed up the game, so they instilled a rule where pitchers could only make pick-off throws two times per plate appearance.
That has helped bring the stolen base back to the game.
There have been 3,414 stolen bases this year, which is 927 more than last year.
One player who has taken that rule and ran with it is Atlanta Braves outfielder Ronald Acuna Jr.
He stole his 70th base on Wednesday night.
According to MLB Stats, Acuna has the most steals in a season since Jose Reyes stole 78 in 2007.
He is also only the fourth MLB player since 2000 to reach 70 steals.
— MLB Stats (@MLBStats) September 28, 2023
What Acuna has done this season may never be seen again.
Not only did he steal 70 bases but he also hit 40 home runs.
He became the first player in MLB history to have a 40/70 season.
It is all but a lock that he will be named NL MVP and he is very deserving.
When Acuna first came up with the Braves many people knew he had unlimited talent.
But injuries have derailed him from reaching his full potential in the past.
It appears he has finally put it all together this year and is having a historic season.NEXT: MLB Details Jackson Holliday's Special Debut Season