On Thursday, the New York Yankees got off to a hot start against the Toronto Blue Jays as they jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first inning thanks to a home run by Aaron Judge.
The home run was Judge’s fourth in as many games.
However, he also set a unique Yankees record with his home run.
His first-inning blast was his 32nd career home run against the Blue Jays, which is the most of any player in Yankees history.
He also did it in just 102 games.
On Twitter, MLB Network posted a graphic which features the top-5 Yankees players with the most home runs against the Blue Jays.
32 homers in 102 career games 😳@Yankees | #RepBX pic.twitter.com/esQOroYfkD
— MLB Network (@MLBNetwork) May 19, 2023
The most telling part of the graphic is the fact that Judge not only has the most career home runs against the Blue Jays of any Yankees player, but also that he did it in fewer games than any of the other Yankee legends on the list.
Second on the list is longtime catcher Jorge Posada.
He hit 31 homers against the Jays in 186 games.
Alex Rodriguez hit 28 homers against Toronto, and accomplished that feat in 242 games.
Brett Gardner and Bernie Williams round out the list.
Gardner hit 25 homers against the Blue Jays in 196 games, while Williams hit 25 in 197 games.
These are some of the most accomplished players in Yankees history, all of whom have had great success against the Blue Jays over the course of their careers.
However, Judge stands alone at the top, and managed to hit more than all the others on the list in the fewest games.NEXT: Anthony Volpe Appears Fully Adjusted To MLB Pitching