For a guy who claims not to care about numbers and records, Aaron Judge just keeps piling up more and more of them.
The Yankeesâ€™ outfielder belted his 45th home run, a two-run shot tucked just inside the right-field foul pole, in the third inning of Wednesdayâ€™s 11-3 win over the Twins.
In doing so, Judge picked up his 99th and 100th RBIs of the year (and later added his 101st on a sacrifice fly), putting him in esteemed company.
Judge became the eighth player in Yankees history with at least 100 runs, 100 RBIs and 100 walks in a season, but just the second rookie in major league history to do so. Ted Williams is the other.
The 25-year old will also go down as the fourth rookie in franchise history with 100 RBIs in a season â€” joining Joe DiMaggio, Tony Lazzeri and Hideki Matsui.
â€œThatâ€™s just an example of me being in a good position to come up for the team,â€ Judge said. â€œThese guys always put me in a good position. There are always runners on base for me, Iâ€™m always getting in good counts because of the team around me.â€
Judgeâ€™s home run was the first in a back-to-back sequence with Gary Sanchez, the second time the duo accomplished the feat on the homestand. With two swings, the Yankees had tied the game 3-3 against Twins starter Bartolo Colon.
â€œWhen they go, we go,â€ said first baseman Greg Bird, who added three hits, including a pair of doubles, and scored two runs.
With the two-run shot â€” the first of his career to come on an 0-2 count â€” Judge recorded his eighth home run this month as he continued to close in on Mark McGwireâ€™s rookie record of 49 home runs, now with 10 games to go.
Still, Judge preferred not to reflect on milestones with the Yankees in the heat of a playoff chase.
â€œI take things one day at a time, so Iâ€™ll think about that at the end of the year,â€ Judge said.
The record-breaking season and his steady demeanor throughout is not lost on his veteran teammates, though.
â€œFor a first-year guy, itâ€™s very cool to see because you donâ€™t see that out of a lot of guys,â€ third baseman Todd Frazier told The Post on Tuesday. â€œIf I was in his shoes, I wouldnâ€™t know what to do with myself, to be honest with you. Heâ€™s been humble through the whole process.â€