The Judge has been overruled.
New York Mets rookie Pete Alonso hit his 53rd home run of the season on Saturday, breaking the major league record for home runs by a rookie.
The New York Yankees’ Aaron Judge had set the record in 2017.
With none on and two out and facing a 2-1 count in the bottom of the third inning Saturday, Alonso slugged a 92 mph fastball from Atlanta’s Mike Foltynewicz an estimated 415 feet, clearing the wall just right of straightaway center.
As he headed to first, Alonso raised both arms with the home crowd on its feet. The solo blast gave the Mets a 3-0 lead.
Once he crossed home plate, Alonso was greeted by a group of teammates in front of the dugout, then spent another minute receiving congratulations from teammates and acknowledging the crowd.
Alonso, 24, entered Saturday leading all rookies in numerous statistical categories, including games, at-bats, runs scored and RBIs.
He has also already set several team single-season marks this season for all players — not just rookies, including most home runs, total bases and extra-base hits.