Phenomenal: The Rapid Rise of Philadelphia Phillies Slugger Rhys Hoskins and His Cards
August 28, 2017

Philadelphia Phillies slugger Rhys Hoskins continues to make history with every magnificent swing. Hoskins is not simply in rare territory. He’s in unprecedented territory. No player in the game’s history has ever delivered a start quite like the one Hoskins has. He’s hit 11 home runs in his first 18 games. He’s belted dingers in each of his last five games and in seven of his last eight.

He became the fastest player in baseball history to hit 10 home runs. One day later he became the fastest player in baseball history to hit 11. He’s hitting .297 with those 11 homers and 24 RBI. Project Hoskins’ scorching 18-game start over a full 162 games and you get 99 home runs and 216 RBI. Seemingly unfathomable numbers that are resulting in even crazier numbers being paid for Hoskins’ autograph trading cards.

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