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Aaron Judge Reaches The Big Five-O

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In 1987, Oakland Athletics rookie Mark McGwire hit 49 home runs to set the all-time record as a rookie previously held by both Frank Robinson and Wally Berger who both had 38.

On Monday, New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge hit his 50th home run on the season surpassing McGwire, and setting a new rookie record.  With six games to go, Judge still has time to extend the record.

Judge’s march to the record-setting season started when he hit 10 home runs in April. He then took a step back and only hit seven in May. By the end of June he tied his April mark by launching 10 more home runs. In July, he hit seven, and then had a rough August by only hitting three. But the rookie is finishing strong down the stretch as he has already hit 13 in September with still at least six games left.

On Sunday, Judge hit two home runs and followed that up with two more on Monday, with the latter setting the new record. He has seven multi-homer games this season with four in the month of September.

Congratulations to Aaron Judge on an amazing feat as he continues to add his name along with other Yankee greats.

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David Conde
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