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Sanchez becomes fastest player in history to 11 HRs

Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports / Reuters

You can't stop Gary Sanchez. You can only hope to contain him.

The New York Yankees wunderkind became the fastest player in baseball history to hit 11 career home runs when he took Baltimore's Dylan Bundy deep Saturday in just his 23rd major-league game.

The 23-year-old joins Mickey Mantle (August 1955) and Joe DiMaggio (July 1937) as the only Yankee players age 23 or under to have a month with 11 or more homers. For his efforts, he was awarded a curtain call from the New York faithful.

Since taking over as the Yankees' full-time catcher after the Aug. 1 trade deadline, Sanchez has stunned the baseball world with his dramatic rise and heroics for the Bronx Bombers. His 10th home run on Friday made him only the third player ever with 10 homers in his first 22 career games.

Related: NY paper tabs Sanchez as 'The Great Sanbino'

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