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All Rise: Yankees' Judge Breaks Rookie Home Run Record

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New York Yankees rookie Aaron Judge (Seth Wenig/AP)

By    |   Monday, 25 Sep 2017 06:12 PM

New York Yankees' right fielder Aaron Judge on Monday broke Mark McGwire's rookie home run record when he belted a pair of homers at Yankee Stadium against the Kansas City Royals.

McGwire had 49 homers in 1987. Judge topped him with 50 this season, a historic one for the 25-year-old who had 13 homers during a 20-game span and hit 30 before the All-Star break. He also won the Home Run Derby in Miami, and has seven homers in his past six games.

His record-setting home run Monday, a 408-foot home run to left center field, came off Royals' pitcher Trevor Cahill and was his second one of the game.

Judge's performance this season has put him in the mix for league MVP and Rookie of the Year. He is only one of six MLB players ever to hit 50 home runs and be walked 120 times in a single season – a list that includes the legendary Babe Ruth and Mickey Mantle.

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New York Yankees' right fielder Aaron Judge on Monday broke Mark McGwire's rookie home run record when he belted a pair of homers at Yankee Stadium against the Kansas City Royals.
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