It’s been a banner month for Aristides Aquino.
The 25-year-old Dominican professional baseball outfielder for the Cincinnati Reds broke the National League rookie mark for homers in a month with his 14th in August in his team’s 4-3 loss to the Miami Marlins on Thursday night.
Aquino hit a two-run homer in the first for Cincinnati, and his two-out RBI single in the eighth tied it at 3.
Aquino broke the rookie record of 13 in a month set by the Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger in June 2017. The Major League Baseball (MLB) record by a rookie is 18 by the Detroit Tigers‘ Rudy York in August 1937.
Reds manager David Bell’s reaction to his outfielder’s latest achievement?
“Speechless,” Bell said. “Guys are having fun watching him and what he’s doing. Pretty special.”
Aquino, who was promoted from the minors on August 1, tied the Reds record for homers by a player in a month held by Frank Robinson (1962) and Greg Vaughn (1999). He leads the majors with 32 RBIs this month.