Philadelphia Sports Day

Phillies Rookie Off to Historic Start

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by Dan Laverde

Phillies rookie first baseman Rhys Hoskins hit home run number 11 in just his 18th career game on Sunday afternoon, making him the fastest player in MLB history to reach that mark.

The 24-year-old’s record home run pace is partnered with an impressive .297 BA, 24 RBI and a slugging percentage of .828 in just 18 career games.

With his shot to deep left-center field at Citizens Bank Park against the Chicago Cubs on Sunday, Hoskins has now homered in five straight games and eight of his last nine.

Hoskins was selected in the fifth round of the 2014 Draft and was a rising top prospect in the Phillies organization until his call-up on Aug. 9.

At the time, the call-up seemed like nothing more than a team far out of contention simply giving one of their young prospects a trial run at the big leagues.

Today, Hoskins has more than exceeded expectations with a historic run that is making headlines across the sport and has solidified himself as one of the league’s bright young stars.

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