Orioles' Trey Mancini finishes third in AL Rookie of the Year voting

New York Yankees Aaron Judge hits a solo home run during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers at Yankee Stadium in New York. Aaron Judge of the Yankees and Cody Bellinger of the Dodgers

Judge broke Mark McGwire's major league record for home runs by a rookie with 52, many of them jaw-dropping, tape-measure shots.

First the American League Rookie of the Year winner.Rafael Devers! Other Yankees to win the award, which began in 1947, were Gil McDougald (1951), Bob Grim (1954), Tony Kubek (1957), Tom Tresh (1962), Stan Bahnsen (1968), Thurman Munson (1970) and Dave Righetti (1981).

Bellinger also finished the year with a.933 OPS-10th among NL hitters-and a robust 4.0 wins above replacement, per FanGraphs. The 6-foot-7 slugger's victory was a foregone conclusion after he led the American League with 52 home runs and helped the Yankees reach the postseason as a wild card.

Judge had hit.179/.263/.345 with four homers and 42 strikeouts in an 84-at-bat cameo in 2016.

Along the way he was named to the AL All-Star team, won the home run derby and was named AL Player of the Month in June and September.

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Bellinger, meanwhile, earned his National League Rookie of the Year nod over Josh Bell of the Pittsburgh Pirates and Paul DeJong of the St. Louis Cardinals. A section in the right-field bleachers at Yankee Stadium has been christened the "Judge's Chambers", where fans often don judge's robes, barristers' wigs and hold signs reading "All Rise".

Defensively, Judge's all-around play surprised some people, too.

At the plate, Judge slashed.284/.422/.627, and he also struck out 208 times.

And Judge's 33 home runs at Yankee Stadium were the most by a Yankee in a single season at home, surpassing Babe Ruth's total of 32 in 1921.

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