Judge Is Rewriting Yankee Record Books
08 Jul, 2017
New York Yankees slugger Aaron Judge broke Hall of Famer Joe DiMaggio’s team record for most home runs by a rookie with a solo shot to lead off the fifth inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at Yankee Stadium on Friday night.
DiMaggio hit 29 homers in 637 at-bats in 1936. Judge reached No. 30 on shot to Monument Park in center field in his 293rd at-bat.
The only rookie in major-league history with more home runs before the All-Star break is Mark McGwire, who hit 33 in the first half in 1987 for the Athletics.
Judge continues to lead the major leagues in home runs, in addition to leading the American League in batting average and RBI. The 6-7, 280-pounder will show off his power in the MLB Home Run Derby as part of this year’s All-Star Game in Miami on Monday.
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