It only took Hamilton 93 games to reach the milestone number, and he is now 51-for-58 in stolen-base opportunities. This is the second time Hamilton has reached the 50 stolen-base plateau, swiping 56 bags last season.
Reds manager Bryan Price recognized the milestone achievement after Saturday's victory over the Pirates, and he also pointed to his defensive ability as another plus in Hamilton's game.
"That's a big mark, and he's making the most of those opportunities," Price said. "His success rate is way up, caught-stealing rate is way down, and he's playing really tremendous center field for us too. You can't under-appreciate the value of what he does for us as a defensive player, too."
The Reds' single-season stolen-base record is 81 in the modern era set by Bob Bescher in 1911. Rickey Henderson currently holds the modern era Major League record for stolen bases in a single season with 130 in 1982.
Robert Bondy is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.