New York Yankees natural-born slugger Aaron Judge becomes the fastest MLB player in history to reach the mark of 60 home runs (197 games played).
The beast who roams the Bronx, U.S.A., has done it again.
New York Yankees other-worldly slugger Aaron Judge has just smashed another Major League Baseball power record. With Derek Jeter‘s Miami Marlins in town on Monday night, Judge took pitcher Caleb Smith for a ride in the second inning.
Aaron Judge goes YARD.
That's four homers on the year for the big fella. pic.twitter.com/GMoqkYF2h9
— YES Network (@YESNetwork) April 16, 2018
The solo shot, Judge’s fourth of the season, provided him his 60th career big league round-tripper in just 197 games. The rate now makes him the proud holder of the fastest player to reach 60 home runs in a career.
Aaron Judge becomes the fastest player in MLB history to reach 60 home runs, 197 games. #PinstripePride
JUDGE PROFILE: https://t.co/mNpIhQp0OX pic.twitter.com/jBumXy2n2s
— Elite Sports NY (@EliteSportsNY) April 17, 2018
Mark McGwire held the previous record, having reached the 60 mark in just 202 games with the Oakland Athletics.
Two innings after the mammoth Judge shot, Didi Gregorius smacked the first of his two total on the night. With the game nearing its conclusion, the Yankees are all over the Miami Marlins by a lopsided score of 12-1.
Luis Severino started the ballgame and went six strong while striking out eight. Sevy is in line to pick up his (already) third win on this young MLB campaign.