On Monday, New York Yankees’s rookie Aaron Judge made a new record in the history of homers by hitting 50 home runs in a single season. He lead his team over the Kansas City Royals by 11-3. He has broken the rookie home run record of Mark McGwire, who hit 49 home runs in 1987.
Joe Girardi, the manager of New York Yankees, said about Judge, “If he gets the barrel of the bat to the ball, he’s going to do a lot of damage — and if he does it on a consistent basis, he’s going to have a huge year for us”.
“And that’s what he’s done. You can talk about the home runs, the runs, the R.B.I.s, the walks, the defense, the base-running — over and over, he’s a complete player”, Girardi added. It seems that there is a possibility that Judge may win the Most Valuable Player award.
However, Aaron Judge said, “Just like the record, I don’t try to think about that of the M.V.P. race, especially with what this team’s got going on, with this playoff push and trying to win a division. That’s more important to me right now. I’d rather be in good position in the playoffs and holding up a World Series trophy than an A.L. M.V.P. trophy, at this point.”
Judge is the 5th Yankee after Alex Rodriguez, Roger Maris, Mickey Mantle and Babe Ruth to hit 50 home runs in a season. Judge said, “Looking back at the history of the Yankees and all the greats that have put on the pinstripes, it’s extraordinary. Just getting a chance to play one game with the Yankees is quite an honor. To have your name with those greats is something, as a kid, I never dreamed of”.
We wish good luck to Aaron Judge for his upcoming multi homer games.