History was made Saturday night as Joc Pederson stole his 30th base of the season. One of the the Los Angeles Dodgers’ top prospects, became the first player in 30 years to hit 30 home runs and steal 30 bases in the Pacific Coast League.

The stolen base was Pederson’s second in consecutive nights after he went through a five-game drought where he was caught stealing three times. Pederson has hit 32 home runs, which leads the PCL and he hit his 30th in a home game on Aug. 18.

Pederson recently spoke about the possibility of joining the 30-30 club and said it wasn’t a focus of his, but that he would take the opportunity if it presented itself. In his first season at the Triple-A level, Pederson entered Saturday’s hitting .301/.432/.586 in 114 games.

Along with Alex Guerrero and others, the outfielder is expected to join the Dodgers when rosters expand in September.

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Matt is a journalist from Whittier, California. A Cal State Long Beach graduate, Matthew occasionally contributes to Lakers Nation, and previously served as the lead editor and digital strategist at Dodgers Nation, and the co-editor and lead writer at Reign of Troy, where he covered USC Football. You can follow Matt on Twitter @mmoreno1015

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