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Andrew Benintendi broke one of Babe Ruth’s Red Sox records

The record stood for almost a century.

Boston Red Sox's Andrew Benintendi follows through on a single against the Baltimore Orioles. AP Photo/Gail Burton

Andrew Benintendi is off to a strong start in his Red Sox career. And on Sunday against the Orioles, the 22-year-old outfielder found himself being mentioned alongside baseball royalty after going 5-5.

Benintendi became the youngest Red Sox player ever to achieve the five-hit milestone. The player who previously held the record? Babe Ruth:

Ruth set the previous record on May 9, 1918 against the Washington Senators. He also pitched a complete game in a 4-3 loss (with fellow Hall of Famer Walter Johnson getting the win).

So far in 2017, Benintendi has collected 25 hits over 18 games.