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Dodgers OF Joc Pederson makes PCL history

He becomes the first Pacific Coast League player in 80 years to join the 30-30 club.

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Joc Pederson made history this past weekend when he stole his 30th base of the season, to complement his 32 home runs.

The 22-year-old Albuquerque outfielder, who is in his first Triple-A season, became just the fourth player in Pacific Coast League history to record a 30-30 season. He's also the first to do so in the last 80 years.

Frank Demaree last performed the feat in 1934 as a member of the Los Angeles Angels, when he hit 45 home runs and stole 41 bases in 186 games. The other two 30-30 PCL club members are Lefty O'Doul (33 HR and 40 SB in 189 games for the San Francisco Seals in 1927), and Tony Lazzeri (60 home runs and 39 SB in 197 games for the Salt Lake City Bees in 1925).

Pederson is hitting .300/.432/.580 in 116 games this season, and he leads the PCL in home runs, runs (99) and BB (95). He is tied for sixth in stolen bases.

The LA Times says, Pederson will "likely be called up to the big league club when rosters get expanded in September, although manager Don Mattingly said on Saturday that he doesn't expect any minor leaguers to earn any serious playing time."