Earlier today I wrote about a record that would be fun to see Aristides Aquino chase down. I also noted that it was going to take a big effort to do so as he was working with far less playing time to do it than others have done. The Punisher doesn’t seem to care what I think. In the first inning of tonight’s game against the Miami Marlins he set a new National League record for most home runs hit in a single month with 14. That breaks the previous record of 13 that was held by Cody Bellinger (and Aquino, of course). It’s going to take work to break the Major League record, though. Rudy York hit 18 in a month for the 1937 Detroit Tigers.
It also makes him the fastest player to ever reach 14 career home runs. To be a broken record, he also holds the record for fastest to 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, and 13 career home runs.
— Cincinnati Reds (@Reds) August 29, 2019
It’s not just the National League record books that Aristides Aquino put his name in with that home run, though. That home run also tied him with Frank Robinson in 1962 and Greg Vaughn in 1999 for most home runs hit in a month by a Cincinnati Reds player. Aquino still has the rest of the night, and three more games this month to try and put himself at the top of the list all by himself.
With 14 home runs in the Major Leagues and the 28 home runs that Aristides Aquino hit in Triple-A this season, he now has 42 home runs on the season. The Reds right fielder missed nearly a month while in the minor leagues this season due to a shoulder injury. Imagine where he would be right now if he were healthy and hadn’t lost 80 at-bats due to injury.