The legend that is Aaron Judge just keeps growing. Once again, just like all season, the Yankees right fielder left fans wanting more at the conclusion of today's game. For the second straight day, Judge blasted two home runs, leading the Yankees to yet another win. Unlike any of his home runs this season, the two he connected on today put him in the MLB history books.

All-Rise - Judge passes Mark McGwire as rookie HR leader

“All-Rise” has become the theme at Yankee Stadium this year, and for good reason.

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#Aaron Judge has had fans rising out of their seats in the Bronx since opening day, and once again this afternoon when he broke Mark McGwire’s #Home Run record for rookies. Fans quickly realized that they are witnessing something special.

Judge belted his first home run of the day off Royals starter Jakob Junis in the third inning, tying McGwire’s record for most home runs hit by a rookie at 49. Judge's second dinger was a solo shot against reliever Trevor Cahill in the seventh inning putting him alone in the #MLB record books with No. 50 on the year. McGwire set the rookie record thirty years ago in 1987. Will anyone break Judge’s record? Anything is possible, but it may take another 30 years or so to do!

Judge joins rare air

Rookie record aside, Judge also joined a group of elite names in New York Yankees history when No.

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50 landed in the left-centerfield bleachers. No matter what happens from here on out with Judge, his name will always stand side by side with four other Yankee legends in the 50-home run club. The 25-year old joined forces with Babe Ruth, Roger Maris, Mickey Mantle, and Alex Rodriguez as the only five players to smash 50 homers in a single season for the Bronx Bombers.

In more important news, the Yankees, who have already hclinched a playoff spot, kept the momentum going with an 11-3 win over the Royals this afternoon. While the Wild Card spot is assured, New York still has a shot at winning the AL East title, though it is a small one. With six games left, the Yankees are currently 4.5 games behind the first place Boston Red Sox. Yes, it would take a minor miracle for the Yanks to catch the red-hot Sox, but you never know. Stranger things have happened. Judge will finish second to Giancarlo Stanton (57 home runs) unless he goes on the wildest tear known to man to head into the postseason.

The Yankees finish the 2017 regular season at home with three games against the Tampa Bay Rays followed by a weekend series against the Toronto Blue Jays.