Aaron Judge's Streak of Games with a Strikeout Ends at 37

Scott PolacekFeatured ColumnistAugust 22, 2017

New York Yankees' Aaron Judge takes his at bat in the third inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox, Sunday, Aug. 20, 2017, in Boston. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
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Stop the presses—New York Yankees star Aaron Judge didn't strike out Tuesday.

Jason Beck of MLB.com noted Jacoby Ellsbury pinch hit for Judge during New York's game against the Detroit Tigers, which ended the slugger's stretch of 37 games with at least one strikeout.

The mark is the all-time Major League Baseball record.

Judge finished the contest at 1-for-1 with three walks and two runs.

MLB.com's Bryan Hoch noted the previous strikeout record belonged to Montreal Expos pitcher Bill Stoneman:

Although he has made headlines recently for his whiffs, Judge is in the midst of an impressive season. He won the Home Run Derby and is likely on his way to the American League Rookie of the Year.

He entered Tuesday's contest slashing .282/.413/.593 with 37 home runs and 80 RBI and is a primary reason the Bronx Bombers hold the top American League wild-card spot.

However, he was hitting just .169 with 32 strikeouts in August before Tuesday, per ESPN.com. New York will need him to rediscover his form if it is going to challenge the AL's top teams in October.