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With his solo shot in the first inning Wednesday night against the Mets, Rhys Hoskins joined a select group.

It was Hoskins' 50th career home run and it came in his 192nd major-league game. He is the seventh-fastest player in baseball history to 50 homers.

Here's the list:

Rudy York: 153 games

Mark McGwire: 161

Gary Sanchez: 161

Ryan Braun: 171

Aaron Judge: 174

Ryan Howard: 182

Rhys Hoskins: 192

There's about a 90 percent chance, though, that you care about this more than Hoskins does.

"Someone actually just told me about it," Hoskins said after the game. "I haven't even thought about it. Sure, it's cool. It's kind of an arbitrary stat."

Hoskins added a double in his second plate appearance, giving him 35 doubles and 32 homers on the season. The only other players in the majors with as many doubles and homers this season are J.D. Martinez, Francisco Lindor, Jose Ramirez, Javier Baez, Matt Carpenter and Trevor Story.

The only two who have also walked as much as Hoskins are Carpenter and Ramirez.

Hoskins has done a lot of damage in a limited sample vs. Noah Syndergaard. He's 4 for 9 with two homers, two doubles, four walks and a .615 OBP.

 

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