Ronald Acuña Jr. wins first career MVP Award

Historic Win: Atlanta Braves' Ronald Acuña Jr. clinched the National League MVP, receiving all 30 first-place votes unanimously.

Record-Breaking Season: Acuña made history by being the fifth player ever to achieve 40 home runs and 40 stolen bases in a single season.

Unprecedented Feat: Not stopping there, Acuña became the first player to achieve 40 homers and an impressive 70 stolen bases in the same season.

Outstanding Stats: His remarkable season included a .337 batting average, .416 on-base percentage, and .596 slugging percentage with a 170 wRC+.

Leadership in Categories: Acuña led the majors in hits (217), runs scored (149), and stolen bases (73), setting modern-day franchise records for the Braves.

Improved Plate Discipline: Notably, Acuña significantly improved his plate discipline, reducing his strikeout rate to 11.4% while accumulating 80 walks and only 84 strikeouts.

FWAR Leader: Tying with Mookie Betts, Acuña achieved an 8.3 fWAR, making him the only player in the top six on FanGraphs' fWAR leaderboard to underperform his xwOBA.

Franchise MVP: Acuña becomes the ninth Braves player in franchise history to win the MVP, following the footsteps of legends like Chipper Jones, Hank Aaron, and Dale Murphy.

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