Aaron Judge is an all-star. He’s a rookie sensation who’s playing lights out and has become an instant fan favorite in and outside of New York. Judge is the latest Yankee to become a bonafide Bronx Bomber.
The celebrated and renowned Joe DiMaggio hit 29 homers in 637 at-bats in 1936. That record stood for 81 years. Aaron 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.
Note to file: keep your eyes on this kid.