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Gary Sanchez Becomes Fastest Player to Hit 19 HR in MLB’s Modern Era

class="ui-droppable">New York Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez is having a better start to his career than anyone in baseball history.

The rookie hit his 18th home run of the season Wednesday night against the Tampa Bay Rays, making him the fastest to reach that mark in the modern era, according to Andrew Marchand of ESPN.com. It took the 23-year-old phenom just 45 games.

Sanchez amazingly followed the second-inning home run with another long ball later in the game, making him the fastest to 19 home runs as well.

According to MLB, the next-fastest player to reach that milestone was Wally Berger, who needed 51 games to do so in 1930.

The catcher went 0-for-2 in two games at the major league level last ...

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