Braves become 3rd MLB team to hit 300 home runs in a season
ATLANTA, Ga. (Atlanta News First) - The Atlanta Braves are now the third team in MLB history to hit 300 home runs in a season.
The Braves reached this milestone Tuesday night against the Chicago Cubs when Kevin Pillar hit his ninth homer.
Ronald Acuña Jr. also hit his 41st homer Tuesday night. And during Wednesday night’s game, he stole his 70th base. He is currently the only player in MLB history with 40 home runs and 70 steals.
The 2023 Atlanta Braves join the 2019 Minnesota Twins and 2019 New York Yankees to hit 300 homers in a season. As of Wednesday night, the Braves have 303 home runs. They’re five away from the single-season record. The 2019 Twins own the current record of 307.
The Braves clinched the home-field advantage throughout the NL playoffs after Wednesday’s win. They’re only one win away from clinching home-field advantage throughout the World Series.
- Ronald Acuña Jr. becomes 1st player to hit 40 home runs and steal 60 bases in a season
- Braves’ Matt Olson breaks team single-season home-run record
- Braves clinch 2023 NL East title, beat Phillies 4-1
- Braves first MLB team to clinch playoff berth this year, rally to beat Pirates 5-2
- Acuña hits grand slam to become first player with 30 home runs and 60 stolen bases
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