Aaron Judge Sets MLB Record for Early Season Home Runs
Richard Romano, the brother of comedian and actor Ray Romano, is a screenplay writer whose recent film, The Investigator, is available in Walmart and on Netflix and iTunes. A resident of New York City, Richard Romano is an avid fan of Major League Baseball’s (MLB) New York Yankees.
Although the Yankees missed the playoffs in three of the past four seasons, there is plenty of reason for optimism in the organization, most notably the play of rookie outfielder Aaron Judge. A former first-round pick of the Yankees in the 2013 MLB Amateur Draft, Judge struggled mightily in his first 27 big league games last season, striking out 42 times in 84 at-bats. However, through 25 games to start the 2017 season, Judge had a league-leading 13 home runs as well as 27 runs batted in and 28 runs scored.
In fact, Judge’s production has been so impressive that it broke the record for most home runs by a rookie during the first 25 games in a season. Although he made his MLB debut last season, Judge is still a rookie by MLB’s definition, as the league’s rulebook states that a player must accumulate 130 at-bats in one season to lose rookie eligibility.