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 Posted: Wed Apr 19th, 2017 02:31 am
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Baby. Bombers.

— MLB (@MLB) April 18, 2017
Aaron Judge joined some elite company during Monday's game against the Chicago White Sox by hitting his fourth home run of the season in just the 13th game of the year - a feat last accomplished by an under-25-year-old Yankees outfielder in 1956 by none other than Mickey Mantle.

Judge is off to a torrid start to his 2017 season, slashing .282/.364/.667 over 44 plate appearances. Also, he's posting exit velocities that rival that of Giancarlo Stanton.

Of course, Mantle went on to have a Hall of Fame career in the Bronx, playing in 18 seasons and posting an OPS above 1.000 in eight of those years.

It's worth noting that the division-rival Baltimore Orioles have a young player that tied an MLB record Sunday, as Trey Mancini became just the third player ever to hit seven home runs in the first 12 games of his career.