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Jacoby Ellsbury becomes Red Sox’s first 30/30 man

Sep 25, 2011, 5:27 PM EDT

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The Red Sox may have collapsed, but their MVP certainly isn’t to blame.

Jacoby Ellsbury hit a pair of solo homers Sunday off the Yankees’ A.J. Burnett to become the first member of the 30 HR/30 SB club in Red Sox history.

It’s the 57th 30/30 season in major league history.  Matt Kemp and Ryan Braun have also pulled it off this year.  Kemp has 37 homers and 40 steals for the Dodgers, while Braun has 33 homers and 31 steals for the Brewers.  Ellsbury currently has 38 steals.

Ellsbury’s second homer also gave him 100 RBI for the season.

Ellsbury is the first American Leaguer to go 30/30 since the Rangers’ Ian Kinsler in 2009.  He’s the first American League to amass 30 homers, 30 steals and 100 RBI since the Rangers’ Alfonso Soriano in 2005.

While Ellsbury was always a good bet to get the required steals needed to pull off such a feat, none were expecting this kind of power from him.  He has 10 more homers in 639 at-bats this season than he did in 1,372 at-bats entering the year.

  1. proudlycanadian - Sep 25, 2011 at 5:34 PM

    So when are the rumors that he is using steroids about to begin? The reason I ask the question, is the rumors about Bautista, while nobody questioned Granderson and Ellsbury.

  2. aceshigh11 - Sep 25, 2011 at 6:10 PM

    The only guy on the Red Sox with any fight left in him, apparently.

    The box score should have read “Yankees – 6, Ellsbury – 2″

    What a pathetic excuse for a team.

    • proudlycanadian - Sep 25, 2011 at 6:51 PM

      I find that Red Sox fans are quite willing to criticize their team when they lose, but when a non Red Sox fan criticizes the Sox, they often dump all over him. The strongest criticism’s that I have read about the Red Sox are on the Boston.com site.

      After 1 inning in game 2, it is 3 to 0 for the Yankees. Lackey against Nova = Advantage Yankees.

      • aceshigh11 - Sep 25, 2011 at 7:31 PM

        You seem to take an oddly inordinate amount of interest in the Red Sox when you have your own team to worry about.

  3. bigharold - Sep 25, 2011 at 7:44 PM

    I wonder where he’ll be playing in 2014 after the Rs decide he’s not worth it? A couple of more year like this one and the Yankees might sign him.

  4. urteamsux52 - Sep 25, 2011 at 8:22 PM

    To all my girls if there are any on this phone ap cheers redsox sox sick. All the girls at the club have read what you guys have said towars me not fair chicks should be able to trash talk. really you guys worry about? !”‘:;;, why dont you all that bashed me try to get laid. the chicks in boston havnt made a porn video in awhile yet as bad as redsox are playing they couldnt blow that bad. go yankees bluejay will be done after Tampa series so men suck take the trash from a chick and go f your self

    • baseballisboring - Sep 25, 2011 at 10:09 PM

      Cool bro. Maybe try making sense though?

    • pisano - Sep 26, 2011 at 12:42 AM

      Totally deranged!

  5. urteamsux52 - Sep 25, 2011 at 10:16 PM

    well am a chick. really a stripper i download this ap to f with guys espiacllay canadians they cant screw themselves with a screwdriver ahhhh go raysi

    • kiwicricket - Sep 26, 2011 at 12:28 AM

      Your father failed in life.

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