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Latest milestone furthers Andrew McCutchen’s HOF case

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Former MVP Andrew McCutchen became the latest member of the 300-home run club on Sunday, but he also joined another elite list, which could further his chances of landing in Cooperstown. 

As Alex Stumpf of MLB.com pointed out, McCutchen is now one of only 13 players to record 2,000 hits, 400 doubles, 45 triples, 300 home runs and 200 stolen bases. 

The group includes eight players already in the Baseball Hall of Fame, such as Willie Mays, Hank Aaron, Reggie Jackson and George Brett. In addition to those names, potential future enshrinees like Carlos Beltran and Joe Carter also grace the list, as does Barry Bonds, who isn’t in for obvious reasons. Meanwhile, McCutchen is one of only nine players on the list to win an MVP award. 

McCutchen becomes the 160th member of the 300-home run club but only the 26th to do so with 200 or more stolen bases, per Baseball Reference

Sunday couldn’t have been a more fitting stage for McCutchen’s 300th round-tripper. For starters, he accomplished the feat in a Pittsburgh Pirates uniform, the team he began his career with in 2009 before rising to National League MVP five seasons later. Furthermore, he recorded the milestone against one of his former clubs, the Philadelphia Phillies, smoking a 2-2 slider from right-hander Ricardo Pinto 378 feet into the left-field stands.  

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