1987 HEADLINE: Darryl Strawberry & Howard Johonson – First Ever 30/30 Teammates!!
On this date in 1987, Darryl Strawberry and Howard Johnson of the New York Mets became the first ever teammates to both join the ’30/30′ club in the same season.
The ’30/30′ club is pretty exclusive. And the members have to be a very specific kind of player. Powerful enough to hit bomb after bomb into the outfield seats, yet graceful and quick enough to swipe base after base in a frenzied rush to outrun a catcher’s throw.
It’s an amazing accomplishment to become a member of the ’30/30′ club. But when 2 players on the same team reach that goal, it is baseball history!!!
By the end of the ’87 season, Darryl Strawberry finished the season with 39 home runs and 36 stolen bases. With him was teammate Howard Johnson who crushed 36 homers and swiped 32 bases.
Congrats to Straw & HOJO!!!