Matt Kemp Joins 30/30 Club, Tied For 11th Fastest In MLB History

Matt Kemp his hit 30th home run of the season on Friday night, a solo shot in the seventh inning off Matt Reynolds of the Colorado Rockies. Kemp also has 33 stolen bases, giving him a spot in the 30/30 club. Kemp's 2011 is the 55th season in baseball history with at least 30 home runs and 30 stolen bases, and he is the 35th player to accomplish the feat. Kemp is also the second Dodger to hit 30/30, joining Raul Mondesi, who did so for the Dodgers in 1997 and 1999.

Kemp reached the 30/30 plateau in the Dodgers' 130th game of the season, making Kemp one of the fastest players ever to do so.

Fastest To 30 Home Runs & 30 Stolen Bases
Player Year Team Player Games Team Games Final HR Final SB
Eric Davis 1987 Cin 90 105 37 50
Alex Rodriguez 1998* Sea 107 107 42 46
Bobby Bonds 1973 SF 108 110 39 43
Jose Canseco 1988* Oak 110 111 42 40
Ken Williams 1922 SLB 117 118 39 37
Alfonso Soriano 2002 NYY 117 121 39 41
Alfonso Soriano 2006* Was 121 122 46 41
Howard Johnson 1989 NYM 114 123 36 41
Carlos Beltran 2004 KC/Hou 121 124 38 42
Bobby Bonds 1977 Cal 126 128 37 41
Grady Sizemore 2008 Cle 126 130 33 38
Matt Kemp 2011 LA 130 130 ?? ??
Vladimir Guerrero 2002 Mon 133 134 39 40
Vladimir Guerrero 2001 Mon 133 135 34 37
Willie Mays 1957 NYG 133 135 35 38
Barry Bonds 1995 SF 135 135 33 31
Willie Mays 1956 NYG 135 136 36 40
Sammy Sosa 1995 ChC 137 137 36 34
Howard Johnson 1987 NYM 135 140 36 32
Barry Bonds 1997 SF 138 141 40 37
Larry Walker 1997 Col 136 142 49 33
Shawn Green 1998 Tor 137 142 35 35
Bobby Bonds 1969 SF 141 145 32 45
Barry Bonds 1992 Pit 126 147 34 39
Joe Carter 1987 Cle 135 147 32 31
Ellis Burks 1996 Col 142 147 40 32
Raul Mondesi 1999 LA 145 147 33 36
Ron Gant 1991 Atl 141 148 32 34
Hanley Ramirez 2008 Fla 145 148 33 35
David Wright 2007 NYM 146 148 30 34
Dante Bichette 1996 Col 146 148 31 31
Sammy Sosa 1993 ChC 146 148 33 36
Barry Bonds 1990 Pit 140 149 33 52
Barry Bonds 1996* SF 147 149 42 40
Alfonso Soriano
2003 NYY 143 150 38 35
Darryl Strawberry 1987 NYM 144 150 39 36
Ian Kinsler 2009 Tex 135 153 31 31
Preston Wilson 2000 Fla 153 153 31 36
Dale Murphy 1983 Atl 153 153 36 30
Barry Larkin 1996 Cin 145 154 33 36
Ron Gant 1990 Atl 145 154 32 33
Bobby Bonds 1975 NYY 142 155 32 30
Tommy Harper 1970 Mil 146 155 31 38
Bobby Bonds 1978 CWS/Tex 150 156 31 43
Bobby Abreu 2001 Phi 156 156 31 36
Jeff Bagwell 1997 Hou 156 156 43 31
Howard Johnson 1991 NYM 152 157 38 30
Jimmy Rollins 2007 Phi 157 157 30 41
Brandon Phillips 2007 Cin 155 158 30 32
Jose Cruz Jr. 2001 Tor 144 160 34 32
Alfonso Soriano 2005 Tex 155 160 36 30
Raul Mondesi 1997 LA 158 160 30 32
Hank Aaron 1963 Mil 158 160 44 31
Bobby Abreu 2004 Phi 159 162 30 40
Jeff Bagwell 1999 Hou 162 162 42 30
*denotes 40/40 season;  Source: Baseball-Reference.com

A couple notes: Alex Rodriguez reaching 30/30 before the season was two-thirds complete in 1998 was amazing, and Eric Davis was a freak of nature in the late 1980s. Barry Bonds reached 40/40 status in 1996, but didn't hit 30/30 until game number 149. Bonds had one of the great finishing runs that season, with 11 steals in his last 12 games to hit 40 on the nose.

Kemp is on pace for 37 home runs and 41 stolen bases this season.

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