Aaron Judge Just Set A Record — For Strikeouts

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The New York Yankees were playing in the Subway Series against the New York Mets at Citi Field on Wednesday when Aaron Judge set a record for most consecutive games with strikeouts in major league baseball.

This record breaks the single-season record set by Adam Dunn in 2012 according to ESPN. Judge was asked if he was knew of the record and he said, “I was told before the game that I tied the record. I think you just informed me that I broke the record, so thank you. There’s nothing I can really say,” according to ESPN.

Judge may be in a slump because he just won the MLB All-Star Home Run Derby back in July. There has always been a theory that if you win the derby, it will put you in a slump afterwards. I guess it just depends on how superstitious you are with that theory. Judge obviously wasn’t too worried about it considering he won.

Despite breaking the strikeout record, the outfielder managed to hit a home run 457 feet onto the third deck in left field that reportedly traveled 117 mph. This could be the home-run that breaks the curse, if you believe it.