The 2023 Major League season is very close to coming to an end, and several players are beginning to round out their performances with outstanding numbers. One of them is the Dominican from the Seattle Mariners Julio Rodríguezwho made history this Monday night by joining the 30-30 club.
The young Quisqueyan He hit his 30th home run on Monday night against the Los Angeles Angels of the season, and added to his already 36 stolen bases, he puts his name alongside legends such as Alfonso Soriano, Bob Abreu, Vladimir Guerrero and Barry Bons.
Even Rodríguez, at just 22 years old, He became the third youngest to achieve 30-30. Only surpassed by Ronald Acuña Jr. (21 years old) and Mike Trout (20 years old). He is also the 44th player in the entire history of the Major Leagues to reach this mark.
This is only J-Rod’s second season in the Major Leagues; in his debut last year he also left incredible numbers with 28 home runs, 75 RBIs, 145 hits and 25 stolen bases to complete an average of .284.
After the feat, Rodríguez did not want to give statements to the press, as his team ended up losing the match, however his locker room partner Logan Gilbert commented on the matter.
“Is incredible. When he works well, the whole team works well. He is a fundamental piece of what we do here and especially at this point in the season. It seems that the boy makes history every year, every day“.
The Mariners, who have a record of 79-65, are still in the fight for a playoff spot with 18 games remaining in the regular season. They are currently third in the American League West Division just 2.5 games from the lead held by the Houston Astros and half a game from the wild card.
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