Matt Olsen’s 52nd homer of the season…Atlanta Club Sets New Record
Matt Olson (Atlanta Braves), who is leading the home runs in the American professional baseball major league, set a new club record for the most home runs.
Olson hit a solo home run in the 6th inning in a visiting game against the Miami Marlins held at Londipo Park in Miami, Florida, USA on the 17th (Korean time).
Olson, who appeared as the leadoff hitter in the top of the 6th inning when Atlanta was down 4-5, kicked up Miami’s second pitcher Stephen Ockert’s first pitch, a 93 mph (approximately 149.7 km) fastball, and flew over the center fence.
With this, Olson, who recorded 52 home runs in the season, broke the Atlanta team’s record of most home runs (51 home runs) set by Andrew Jones in 2005 in 18 years.
Olson, who ranks first in home runs in the major leagues, including the National League and the American League this season, also has 129 RBIs, making it clear that he will be first in both categories.
On this day, Atlanta’s Ozzie Alvis hit a two-run home run in the top of the first inning, recording his 30th of the season.
Accordingly, Atlanta’s five players, including Olsen, Olvis, Ronald Acuña Jr. (37 home runs), Austin Riley (36 home runs), and Marcell Osuna (34 home runs), recorded more than 30 home runs.
Atlanta is the first team to have five batters hit 30 or more home runs in a season since the Minnesota Twins in 2019.
Atlanta, which had secured first place in the National League’s Eastern Division, lost the game 5-11.