The last time anyone hit 30 home runs and stole 30 bases in the same season was in 2012, when Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout and Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun achieved the feat. Nobody has reached such status since. Trout missed by one home run back in 2016, while Wil Myers had a 28/28 campaign. Nobody came too close last season, as Jose Altuve needed six home runs to do it and Trout fell eight steals short, but then again, a mere six players managed to steal 30 bases. Hey, this is not simple to do, no matter how easy the likes of Barry Bonds, Alfonso Soriano and Howard Johnson made it look back in the day.
1dMark Ogden, Senior Writer ESPN FC
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