WATCH: The Yankees debut of Tyler Austin and Aaron Judge couldn't begin any better

On Saturday, the Yankees got the post-A-Rod era off to a booming start. As noted, the day after Alex Rodriguez played his final game with the Yankees, the team called up two of their top prospects, Tyler Austin and Aaron Judge.

Austin and Judge are batting seventh and eighth, respectively, against the Rays (TB-NYY GameTracker), and suffice it to say each pup announced his presence rather loudly.

First, let's have a look at Austin's first big-league plate appearance ...

Home run! Not exactly authoritative, but it's an opposite-field liner, so that's impressive.

Next up? 'Da Judge ...

That, as you can see, was a booming shot to dead center, and that demonstrates why Judge has such intriguing power potential. Speaking of which ...

That's history of a sort, but regarding the Baby Bombers as a unit, they made history of the certifiable variant ...

Yep, what you saw above had never happened before in the entire sprawl of major-league history. As for the less restrictive "two dudes homering in their first game," it's only happened once before, and the two dudes in question weren't even teammates ...

That's not a bad way to get a demanding fan base to embrace a rebuild. So good work, Baby Bombers. More to come, one assumes.

CBS Sports Writer

Dayn Perry has been a baseball writer for CBS Sports since early 2012. Prior to that, he wrote for and He's the author of three books, the most recent being Reggie Jackson: The... Full Bio

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