Braves’ Ronald Acuna Jr. Becomes Third Player 21-Year or Younger to Hit 40 Homers

Ronald Acuna Jr.
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Atlanta Braves’ center fielder and superstar Ronald Acuna Jr. became only the third player in baseball history to hit 40 homers at 21 years old or younger, following his solo home run curing the third inning against the Philadelphia Phillies on Thursday.

Acuna, 21, hit a 432-foot homer off of Phillies’ pitcher Aaron Nola, and now joins the illustrious company of Hall of Famers Eddie Mathews and Mel Ott.

Acuna may not be done with making history, as he has a chance at becoming just the fifth player in baseball history to hit 40 homers and steal 40 bases in a season. Acuna has 37 stolen bases this season, with 8 games left in the regular season.