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|Posted: Mon Sep 11th, 2017 06:20 am||
|Aaron Judge's already historic season is now officially one for the record books.
The New York Yankees rookie phenom continued his stunning freshman campaign Sunday with a mammoth home run - his 40th - off Texas Rangers reliever Nick Martinez in the fourth inning. Judge joins Mark McGwire as the only rookies in baseball history to have hit 40 home runs, according to Baseball Reference.
List of Yankees who reached 40 HR in their age-25 seasons or younger:
— New York Yankees (@Yankees) September 10, 2017
Judge went on to hit his second homer of the afternoon in the sixth inning off Texas' Yohander Mendez, running his season total to 41 and leaving him eight shy of McGwire's rookie record of 49 from 1987.
The 25-year-old came into Sunday's game slashing .274/.409/.568 while leading all American League hitters in home runs, runs scored, and walks.