The New York Yankees have potentially returned to Earth somewhat, but they still hold the best record in baseball and their star right fielder Aaron Judge is about to mash home runs at record speed.
Judge Bronx is leading the way for the Bombers as he went deeper again last night against the Baltimore Orioles, which was home run number 17 in the season.
And we’ve only played 40 games this season.
MLB on FOX tweeted about the judge’s home run, listing four players with the most home runs through the first 40 games of the season in Yankees history.
Judge Gary Sanchez ranked No. 4 behind Babe Ruth and Mickey Mantle.
A heated start to the season puts Aaron Judge among some of the elite companies pic.twitter.com/kkf1FnEPNg
– Fox Sports: MLB (@MLBONFOX) May 24, 2022
The judge joined Elite Company
Anytime you can put yourself in the same company as Babe Ruth and Mickey Mantle, you know you’re doing something right.
The judge was absolutely tearful from the beginning.
He led the way for the Yanks as they tore up their schedules and dominated their opponents.
The judge is also recovering for the first time in several days and he is giving us a glimpse of a player when everything is going well.
It’s a lot like Judge’s 2017.
That year, Judge AL won the Rookie of the Year award and hit 52 home runs, the most hit by a rookie in baseball history at the time.
The judge’s record did not last long, but what he did in 2017 was his full potential and an exhibition of how he can be a player if he stays healthy.
If he’s healthy, he’ll be up for the AL MVP award, which he came close to winning in 2017.