Aaron Judge Jun 8, 2024; Bronx, New York, USA; New York Yankees center fielder Aaron Judge (99) runs the bases after his solo home run during the third inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

On Saturday night, the New York Yankees played the Los Angeles Dodgers in the second game of a three-game series in The Bronx. While the Yankees couldn’t corral a win, not all was lost. Superstar outfielder Aaron Judge connected on a history-making home run.

Judge’s home runs make history every now and then, but this one was particularly noteworthy. Judge’s homer Saturday night against the Dodgers was the 280th of his young career. He hit the home run within his first 1,000 games and became the fastest player to ever reach 1,000 home runs.

Sarah Langs said Judge accomplished this incredible achievement in his 901st game. He also passed Philadelphia Phillies great Ryan Howard to become the fastest player to achieve that mark.

Setting this mark already is an impressive achievement. Ryan Howard was one of the best home run hitters of the 2000s. He displayed a raw and jarring amount of power from the word “go” in his career and is fondly remembered, or at least should be. So the fact that Judge has already surpassed him tells you all you need to know about how on top of his game he is right now.

[Sarah Langs]

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