Yankees News: Aaron Judge Becomes Fastest Player in MLB History to Hit 60 Homers

Rob Goldberg@TheRobGoldbergFeatured ColumnistApril 17, 2018

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 16:  Aaron Judge #99 of the New York Yankees watches his solo home run in the second inning against the Miami Marlins at Yankee Stadium on April 16, 2018 in the Bronx borough of New York City.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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Aaron Judge continues to shatter the record books in the second full season in the major leagues. 

The New York Yankees slugger hit his fourth home run of the year and the 60th of his career in the second inning of Monday's game against the Miami Marlins.

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.

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