In over 120 years of franchise history, the Baltimore Orioles have never had a 30/30 player: someone who records 30 home runs and 30 stolen pieces in a season. Well, that all changed on Friday night.
Outfielder Cedric Mullins became the first-ever Orioles player to achieve the 30/30 mark when he hit a three-run homer in the second inning of Friday's 8-5 loss to the Texas Rangers. It's just one of the accolades that the 26-year-old has achieved in his breakout season.
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Mullins had just 7 home runs and 10 stolen bases in 115 games over the first three campaigns of his career. Fast forward to now and he has exactly 30 home runs and 30 stolen bases through 151 games in the 2021 MLB season.
Mullins was also named an MLB All-Star for the first time this season and has been one of the few bright spots in an otherwise disappointing season for the Orioles. After all, his .300/.370/.536 slash line on the year is also the best on the Orioles while his 30 homers rank second on the team.
Even though the Orioles will miss the MLB postseason for the fifth consecutive year, it's the play of young players like Mullins that has left Baltimore fans feeling optimistic about the future.
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