Reds' electric rookie Aristides Aquino beats one Phillies record, narrowly misses another

Corey Seidman
NBC Sports Philadelphia

Mike Schmidt's record is safe. 

Reds outfielder Aristides Aquino, one of only two major-leaguers with more home runs in August than Bryce Harper, hit his 11th on Saturday night. It came in his 58th plate appearance.

Aquino's season began less than three weeks ago. He is the second-fastest player ever to 11 home runs in a season, needing 58 plate appearances to reach that mark. The major-league record belongs to Schmidt, who in 1976 needed just 56 plate appearances to reach 11 home runs. Mixed in there was Schmidt's 4-homer, 8-RBI game in an 18-16 Phillies win over the Cubs.

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Aquino, did, however, beat Rhys Hoskins' record. Hoskins in 2017 became the quickest player ever to 11 home runs, reaching the mark in 18 games. No player had ever before gotten to 11 home runs in fewer than 22 games to start a career. Aquino reached 11 dingers in 17 games, one fewer than Hoskins.

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