Aaron Judge is launching home runs at a truly historic pace
Judge is off to another torrid start this year, with seven dingers and a whopping 1.136 OPS through 23 contests. That brings his career homer tally to 63 in 205 career games. As it happens, that's the most prodigious start for a slugger in Major League history: No one -- not Babe Ruth, not Hank Aaron, not Barry Bonds, not Willie Mays -- has gone deep as often in such a short span of time. Very few players have even come close (click the image below to view it in a new tab):
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McGwire burst onto the scene in 1989 with 49 dingers, which remained the rookie record until Judge broke it last season.
Of course, while Judge's mark is unprecedented, it also might not last very long -- thanks to his own teammate.