July 5th, 2017

Aaron Judge, pictured against Oakland earlier in the season
Aaron Judge, pictured earlier in the season, is on record pace for the NY Yankees

New York – Aaron Judge, with 29, ties Joe DiMaggio for most home runs by a rookie in NY Yankees history. DiMaggio hit 29 home runs in 1936.  Judge is one of three rookies in MLB history to hit 28 or more HRs prior to the All-Star break since 1933 (Mark McGwire-33, Jose Abreu-29)

Judge hit his 29th home run in the bottom of the fourth inning off Toronto’s Marco Estrada.

Judge is four home runs ahead of Houston’s George Springer (25) for the ML lead. Alex Rodriguez was the last Yankee to lead the league in home runs with 54 in 2007.

Aaron Judge

Aaron Judge

Judge is also hitting .330 with 63 RBIs; all leading or tied for the lead in Triple Crown categories.