New York Yankees star rookie Aaron Judge was already well on the way to sports stardom with his ability to blast the baseball halfway to the Moon but he has now taken a giant step towards immortality.
On Friday, Judge slammed his 30th home run of the season in a home loss to the Milwaukee Brewers.
The shot to deep center field was the highlight for New York fans who otherwise didn’t have much to cheer for.
But this dinger made history in that the Baby Bambino shattered Yankee’s great Joe DiMaggio’s rookie home run record – and he still has half a season to go.
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The Yankees appropriately paid tribute to their young phenom:
There it is! No. 30!
Aaron Judge passes Joe DiMaggio for most HR by a Yankees rookie!
— New York Yankees (@Yankees) July 8, 2017
As did others:
Aaron Judge is the first rookie in Yankees history with 30 HR in a season, passing Joe DiMaggio's record of 29. pic.twitter.com/7IJHRm9x5B
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) July 8, 2017
Judge’s next stop is the home run derby at the 2017 MLB All-Star game in Miami but he now has a very legitimate chance of breaking the Yankee’s all-time home run record that has been held by Roger Maris for 55 years.