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Prior to 2017, Cashman often slipped the name "Judge" into his answers.
"You just can't make a mistake", Junis said.
On Monday afternoon at Yankee Stadium, there was more history - and not all of it was pleasant.
Mark McGwire formerly held the rookie record, with 49 in 1987. But there's no reason to assume Judge is eating anything but Wheaties.
Salvador Perez hit a two-run homer and Mike Moustakas extended his team record with his 38th homer for the Royals, who will be officially eliminated from postseason contention with their next loss or a Minnesota win on Tuesday.
In spring training, Judge nearly wasn't named the starting right fielder. Mercifully, Judge made a decision to get the 50th out of the way this afternoon after tying McGwire's record four innings earlier, sparing us disingenuous suspense about surpassing Big Mac.
But it's Judge who literally stole Thor's thunder (sorry), with a bat fit for Marvel Comics.
That 50th home run gave Judge the rookie record for most home runs in a season. He's been a one-man Yankee revolution.
Aaron Judge is only the fifth Yankee ever to hit 50 home runs in a season. He hit two home runs for the second straight day and has four multihomer games this month.
Judge came up in the eighth after Brett Gardner's RBI double but drew his 120th walk and was lifted for a pinch runner.
Like McGwire, Judge is a hulking human, with childlike charm to his gap-toothed smile.
"The one thing I don't want him to get away from is what he's been doing", Girardi said. These blasts raised Judge's average to.283.
Boston's Fred Lynn in 1975 and Seattle's Ichiro Suzuki in 2001 are the only winners of the rookie and MVP awards in the same year.
Does Judge deserve it? "I think it will settle in when we get to the field".
Judge's almost unprecedented power output has been a revelation for the Yankees.