It was only a matter of time before Aaron Judge reached the 50-home run plateau.
While it wasn’t enough to save the Yankees from yet another tough loss, Judge did join an elite list of players.
Judge is now one of 10 players in baseball history to have hit 50 or more home runs at least twice in their career.
Judge hit 52 home runs in his rookie season back in 2017.
Only 10 MLB players to have multiple 50+ HR seasons:
Ken Griffey Jr.
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Judge Joins Elite Company
This is an elite list of hitters who have multiple 50+ home run seasons.
To be in that company is impressive and very important.
It’s also worth noting that we aren’t even into the month of September yet, and Judge has already hit 50 home runs.
Judge has been on an absolute tear since the start of the season and is on pace to shatter his rookie record in home runs.
With a little more than a month left in the season, Judge has a legitimate chance to get to 60 home runs.
He’s the clear-cut favorite for the MVP in the American League.
If he keeps popping home runs and gets even closer to 60 homers, then he’ll have the award locked up before long, and receiving it will simply be a formality.
Judge has been tearing it up all year.
Now, he finds himself on an elite list of some of the best hitters the game has ever seen.