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Braves Matt Olson Is First To 50 Home Runs in MLB, And Two Away From Atlanta’s Single Season Record

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The Atlanta Braves first baseman, Matt Olson, is having a great 2023 season and in Monday’s second game of the day/night doubleheader, he launched two homers to give him 50 on the season.

Olson hit 36 home runs in 2019 and 39 in 2021, while with the Oakland Athletics. For the 2022 season, he was traded to the Braves and that season he hit 34 home runs, while playing in all 162 games.

With 18 games to go in 2023, Olson has a chance to become the single season home run king for the Braves, as he needs two to pass Andrew Jones record of 51, which he hit in 2005.

In the month of April, Olson hit eight home runs, nine in May, 11 in June, eight in July and seven in August. For the month of September, Olson has turned it on, as he has seven home runs in just 12 games. He hit a home run in four straight games from September 3rd to 7th, then one on the 9th and two in one game on the 11th.

Last season, the New York Yankees Captain, Aaron Judge, wowed the baseball world with 62 home runs, and it was the first time anyone cracked 60 since 2001 when Sammy Sosa hit 64 and Barry Bonds hit 73.

Now Olson can join that elite group of the six guys to crack 60 home runs in a season, if he hits 10 in his next 18 games. It may be a lot to ask, but it would be a great run to what is an already record making season for the Braves power threat.

 

 

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