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Aaron Judge Reaches The Big Five-O

Sets new Rookie HR record

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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 is the Co-Founder and Executive Editor of Legends On Deck®, as well as a Co-Host on Legends On Deck Podcast. David was a Senior Editor for MetsMerizedOnline.com, MetsMinors.net and Contributor for Hardballchat.com that spanned from 2010 to 2014. David made his MLB Debut as a writer in June 2014, while covering the NY Mets at Citi Field, for MetsmerizedOnline.com. David also managed his Cape Coral 16U Rec Ball team for the past two seasons and on May 13, 2024 they won their league Championship. On May 15th, David started the first ever Legends on Deck 16U Travel Baseball team in SWFL. David's passion is teaching the game he loves to the future Legends of Tomorrow as well as making available a website that people can have fun sharing and reading. David is also passionate about his career as a Mortgage Loan Officer which allows him to help many families reach their dreams of owning a home. Connect with David via his Social Media pages as he loves to chat all about baseball.

David is the Co-Founder and Executive Editor of Legends On Deck®, as well as a Co-Host on Legends On Deck Podcast. David was a Senior Editor for MetsMerizedOnline.com, MetsMinors.net and Contributor for Hardballchat.com that spanned from 2010 to 2014. David made his MLB Debut as a writer in June 2014, while covering the NY Mets at Citi Field, for MetsmerizedOnline.com. David also managed his Cape Coral 16U Rec Ball team for the past two seasons and on May 13, 2024 they won their league Championship. On May 15th, David started the first ever Legends on Deck 16U Travel Baseball team in SWFL. David's passion is teaching the game he loves to the future Legends of Tomorrow as well as making available a website that people can have fun sharing and reading. David is also passionate about his career as a Mortgage Loan Officer which allows him to help many families reach their dreams of owning a home. Connect with David via his Social Media pages as he loves to chat all about baseball.

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