The Yankees passed along word of the achievement, which comes before they even enter the All-Star break.
Although Judge's immense power potential was a well-known commodity, the magnitude of his breakout rookie campaign has been extraordinary. He's on pace to swat nearly 60 homers while also challenging for the Triple Crown thanks to a batting average hovering around .330.
The 25-year-old California native looks like a completely different player than one year ago when he posted a .179/.263/.345 triple-slash line with four homers across his first 27 games with the Yankees.
In turn, he's become one of the diehard fanbase's most popular players. He talked about the rapidly growing fan support with Malika Andrews of the New York Times on Monday.
"It's incredible," Judge said. "I'm just really appreciative."
He'll showcase his remarkable pop on a national scale next Monday night at Marlins Park in Miami as he helps headline the 2017 Home Run Derby.
While some Yankees fans might be worried about the impact of taking part in the showcase event, Ken Woolums and Daniel R. Braunstein of FiveThirtyEight have debunked the theory that swinging in the Derby leads to a worse second half of the season.
Until then, Judge will attempt to move past Joltin' Joe into sole possession of the illustrious franchise's rookie home run record.