Aaron Judge Breaks Mark McGwire’s 50 HR Mark

After a two-home run game on Sunday against the Blue Jays, Aaron Judge’s bat lit up again on The rookie who has grown to be one of the most loved players in the league today, set a major league record Monday afternoon by becoming the first rookie in history to hit 50 home runs in a season.

“I can’t thank my teammates enough,’’ he said, “and this organization for putting me in this position. It’s an incredible feeling.’’

The record to beat was 49 home runs and was set by Mark McGwire when he played for the Oakland Athletics in 1987, then decades later saw his steroid use come to light.

Judge now trails only Giancarlo Stanton for the most home runs in MLB this season. He’ll have an opportunity to add to his total in the remaining six games of the season when the Yankees host the Tampa Bay Rays and Toronto Blue Jays.