Aaron Judge surpasses Joe DiMaggio's Yankees single-season rookie home run record

09 July, 2017, 01:21 | Author: Gary Shelton
  • Steiner Sports is auctioning off a game-worn jersey that Judge wore in his MLB debut. The No 99 jersey is currently bidding at more than $12,000

He also regularly contributes to SportsCenter, Baseball Tonight, ESPNews, ESPN New York 98.7 FM and ESPN Radio.

The card was one of just ten special Topps cards made of the 25-year-old baseball sensation in 2013, shortly after he was drafted by the NY team.

NY has dropped three straight and 17 of 23.

It took DiMaggio 128 games to reach 29 homers in his rookie season, but Judge eclipsed it in his 82nd game this year.

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He bashed his 30th home run of the season on Friday evening against the Milwaukee Brewers while setting a new Yankees rookie record and breaking his tie with Joe DiMaggio.

DiMaggio played 138 games as a 21-year old rookie.

"I wish all 30 were game-winners, but it really doesn't mean nothing", Judge said.

"It's quite an honor", Judge said. "It's been a fun first half so far". Only Mark McGwire hit more home runs (33) as a rookie before the All-Star break.

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Judge has two more games this weekend against the Brewers before the break.

On a daily basis as motivation to keep his stats among the best, Judge references a note on his phone with last season's.179 average, according to Yankees beat reporter Bryan Hoch.

The betting odds have been posted for the 2017 Home Run Derby at Marlins Park, and the numbers are unsurprising. On Tuesday, he will start in right field for the American League All-Stars.

Judge is hitting.331 with 65 RBIs and 104 strikeouts.

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"That's a pretty special name he passed", Yankees manager Joe Girardi said. He leads the league in runs and RBIs, but he's got a lot of work to do if he's going to catch DiMaggio's incredible first year totals.

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