On Tuesday night, Aaron Judge became the sixth player in MLB history to hit 60 home runs in a single season.
Judge hit his 60th home run of the season in the ninth inning against Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Wil Crowe.
Judge is also the third Yankee in history to smash 60 home runs in a single season, joining Roger Maris (61 in 1961) and Babe Ruth (60 in 1927). He is the first person to reach the milestone since Barry Bonds (73) and Sammy Sosa (64) in 2001. Judge’s next two home runs will also be historic, tying and breaking Maris’ American League record.
Bonds, Sosa, and Mark McGwire have since exceeded Maris, but their involvement with performance-enhancing drugs has tainted their legacies in the eyes of many baseball fans, who believe Judge’s 62nd home run will be the actual all-time single-season record.
Heating up in record style:
Aaron Judge hit his first 30 home runs in 303 at-bats over 80 games.
He has hit his last 30 homers in just 226 ABs over 64 games.
He has hit 5 HRs in his last 22 ABs over 6 games.
— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) September 21, 2022
Although Judge has stated that “73 is the record,” some believe that 62 might be worth up to $10 million.
Ticket prices to see and/or catch 61 and 62 have also soared, so Judge can remain humble all he wants, but 62 is historic anyway.
With his 59th home run of the season on Sunday, Judge broke the American League single-season record for most home runs hit by a right-handed batter.
The judge will be a free agent this year after turning down the Yankees’ offer of $230.5 million over an eight-year period, and no bet on oneself has ever paid off so brilliantly.
He not only leads baseball in home runs, but also in RBI (128), on-base percentage (.419), slugging percentage (.703), total bases (372), and runs scored (123). His.316 batting average leads the American League, giving him the American League Triple Crown, while his 93 walks lead the league.
The judge has 15 games left to break the record. He’s averaging just over a home homer every other game since July 15.
The Yankees were down 8-4 when Judge hit the home run, but it sparked a stunning rally for the Yanks, who won 9-8 on a walk-off Giancarlo Stanton grand slam.
Aaron Judge’s 60th home run was caught by who?
On Tuesday night at Yankee Stadium, Michael Kessler, 20, grabbed Aaron Judge’s 60th home run ball. He returned the ball to Judge shortly after the Yankees’ thrilling 9-8 comeback win over the Pirates, rather than keeping it or selling it.
Who has ever hit 60 home runs in a single season?
Judge is only the ninth player in Major League history to hit at least 60 home runs in a single season, joining Barry Bonds (73 in 2001), Mark McGwire (70 in 1998; 65 in 1999), Sammy Sosa (66 in ’98; 64 in ’01; 63 in ’99), Roger Maris (61 in ’61), and Babe Ruth (60 in ’27).
Does Aaron Judge have how many homes runs this year?
This season, Aaron Judge has hit 60 home runs. What might be on the schedule for the rest of the season? Here’s a look at his homer tempo and possible context. That would be the most ever in a Yankees season.
Who has the most home runs?
With 762 home runs, Barry Bonds holds the Major League Baseball record. On August 7, 2007, he surpassed Hank Aaron, who had hit 755.