MLB: Unpublished! Cedric Mullins, first Orioles player to join 30-30 club

The Outfielder’s Surprising and Superlative Breakout Season Cedric Mullins now it is also historical. It wasn’t until this Friday that an Orioles player hit 30 home runs and stole 30 bases in the same seasona, over 67 years of baseball from O’s in Baltimore. In that sense, Mullins is now alone.

He earned the distinction on Friday with his three-run homer off Rangers right-hander Spencer Howard on the second roll, tying something like a bow in a season that is sure to give the All-Star center fielder some love for the game. Most Valuable Player in the awards voting:

Mullins is the 43rd player in MLB history to record a 30-30 season, and the first since Christian Yelich and Ronald Acuña Jr. accomplished the feat in 2019. The last American League players to do so were Mookie. Betts and José Ramírez in 2018.

Mullins now has exactly 30 home runs and 30 stolen bases with eight games to play, along with 173 hits, 36 doubles, five triples, a .900 north OPS and 10 outs above average. He had 29 home runs since Sept. 11, an 11-game span, and entered the game on Friday fourth among American League players in fWAR, at 5.6.

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In short, it has been a dazzling campaign for Mullins despite the Orioles’ struggles as a team, during which he emerged as a centerpiece of their long-term rebuilding efforts. He is also the first player in franchise history to go 30-30 in nearly a century, since Ken Williams for the St. Louis Browns in 1922.

Rafael Martinez

I am fond of the King of Sports, especially the Boston Red Sox in MLB and in general all of Mexican baseball. This profession has given me the opportunity to cover major events such as the Caribbean Series, LMB All Star, LMP (uninterrupted since 2009), signings of important players. I had the chance to attend the 2013 World Classic in Arizona, USA, albeit as a fan. Apart from this beautiful sport, I love basketball, where I have also narrated games and even an NBA friendly 10 years ago, but I carry baseball in my veins. BA in Communication Sciences from the Autonomous University of Sinaloa (UAS) , from which I graduated in 2011. I was born in Mazatlán, Sinaloa and started in the world of sports journalism in 2004 in the newspaper El Sol de Mazatlán, where I was a baseball columnist and a reporter at the same time. In January 2009 I came to El Debate as a journalist reporter and it was almost six years (in the first stage), until in November 2014 I emigrated to the radio providing my services in Línea Directa-Grupo RSN. My cycle there ended in July 2019 and after a few days, El Debate gave me another opportunity to work and opened the doors for me again. That is how I came to Al Bat, where I have been since 2019 as a web journalist.

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