September 28, 2019 | 6:17am
ARLINGTON, Texas — For now, there are two rookie home run kings in New York. But Aaron Judge believes that won’t last long.
After Pete Alonso tied Judge’s rookie homer mark on Friday night, Judge said the Mets’ first baseman would move past him over the season’s final two days.
“There’s no better person to share it with,’’ Judge said after Alonso hit 52, the mark Judge set just two years ago. “He’s eventually going to break it. I know that, for sure.”
And Judge is excited to hand over the title.
“There’s no better person to represent not only the Mets, but also the City of New York,’’ Judge said after sitting out the Yankees’ 14-7 win over the Rangers at Globe Life Park. “He’s going to do special things over his long career. It’s the first of many records he’s going to break.”
The two have spoken briefly and Judge came away impressed by what he saw.
“He’s got something about him,’’ Judge said. “You saw his grit and determination in the Home Run Derby, too. He’s got that ‘it’ factor.”
And when Judge learned Alonso wanted to get together for dinner during the offseason, the right fielder said “that would be cool.’’
Asked who would pick up the tab, Judge smiled and said, “I’ve got this one covered, but he’s got the next one.”