Aaron Judge Makes History with Three-Homer Game
By Babita Singh
Aaron Judge made history as the first
New York Yankees
player to hit three home runs in a game twice in one season.
Judge's remarkable feat occurred in the seventh inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks, contributing to the Yankees' 7-1 victory.
Judge hit a three-run homer in the third inning and followed up with a two-run shot in the fifth, all off rookie starter Brandon Pfaadt.
He sealed his three-homer night with a solo drive to the second deck in right field against Slade Cecconi.
Yankees manager Aaron Boone praised Judge, calling him a "special player" and acknowledging his place among the greats.
Following his third home run, Judge received a curtain call from the Yankee Stadium crowd of 39,143, a moment he cherished.
This marked Judge's second three-homer game in less than a month, with the previous one occurring on August 23 against the Washington Nationals.
Judge's historic achievement puts him in the company of Yankees legends like Lou Gehrig, Joe DiMaggio, Alex Rodríguez, Tony Lazzeri, and Bobby Murcer, who also had multiple three-homer games.
Judge's impressive return to form includes 35 homers and 70 RBIs in 100 games this season, despite missing substantial time due to injury.
Aaron Judge's remarkable performance last season set an American League record for home runs, solidifying his place as a Yankees icon.
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