Aaron Judge Hits MLB-Leading 21st Home Run

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Aaron Judge is having an MVP-caliber season for the New York Yankees and on track to have one of the all-time great power seasons in team history.

In the first inning of the Yankees' 3-0 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Saturday, Judge, 30, smashed his league-leading 21st home run. 

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With that home run, he became only the fourth Yankee in history to hit at least 21 home runs in the first 53 games of a season, joining Babe Ruth, Mickey Mantle, and Luke Voit.

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Judge pounced on a 95.3 mph fastball from Tigers starter Beau Brieske driving a 378-foot blast to right-center field that marked his first career leadoff homerFor

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With him, anything’s possible,”  “That is obviously an enormous number to get to. We’ve got a long way to go there, but I won’t put a cap on anything he could do.”

-Boone 

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“I just try to make contact and get on base,” . “If it goes over the fence, it goes over the fence. If I’m standing on first base with a single, I’m happy with that, too. I keep coming back to it, but I try to keep things simple. It’s good when things work out.” -Aaron Judge

Judge once again served as the ignitor, strapping the club across his broad shoulders.  The reigning American League Player of the Month for May, Judge has been “consistently dominant,” in Boone’s view

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