Hot or cold at the plate, Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge does a lot of striking out. A whole lot. His first-inning strikeout in Saturday's game against the Toronto Blue Jays ran his 2017 total to an even 200, which is a new Major League record for rookies. Kris Bryant of the Chicago Cubs established the mark by striking out 199 times in 559 at-bats in 2015. No. 200 for Judge came on his 516th at-bat of the season. The 200 club is very rare, as it's now been done just 10 times in history by six players. Mark Reynolds set the single-single strikeout record in 2009 with 223 playing for the Arizona Diamondbacks and is a three-time 200-K guy. The others who have whiffed 200 times are Chris Davis (twice), Chris Carter (twice), Adam Dunn and Drew Stubbs. Judge likely won't break Reynolds' mark this year because the Yankees have just eight regular-season games remaining after Saturday.
Yankees' Aaron Judge breaks MLB record in first inning Saturday
Newark Star-Ledger | Sep 23