Aaron Judge continues to shatter the record books in the second full season in the major leagues.
According to Bill Baer of NBC Sports, Judge is the fastest to reach this career milestone, accomplishing the feat in his 197th game. Mark McGwire had the previous record with 60 home runs in his first 202 games.
Judge was a breakout star for the Yankees last season, hitting a league-best 52 home runs. He also led the American League in runs (128) and walks (127) while winning Rookie of the Year.
He was off to a relatively slow start this season from a power perspective, hitting only three home runs in his first 14 games. While his early pace of 35 home runs would still be a quality year, it would be a bit of a disappointment after the outstanding production we saw in 2017.
Still, Judge has remained effective in other ways, entering Monday with a .340 batting average and .470 on-base percentage. His long ball in the second inning extended his active hitting streak to 12 games.
The 25-year-old also showed he still has plenty of power, driving the ball the opposite way off Caleb Smith to give the Yankees a 3-0 lead.
If he continues to improve his all-around game at this rate, Judge has a chance to set a lot more records in the future.