Before the game, Hamilton was not aware he was on the verge of setting a club record.
"It's not about records or numbers ... you want to win," Hamilton said. "Records are good things, but I realize the year I tried to break the record in Double-A (155 steals in 2012), I was thinking about it so much that it actually slowed me down. I went back to playing the game and it just happened."
Hamilton's stolen base total is the most for any Reds player since Deion Sanders swiped 56 bases in 1997.
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