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Aaron Judge became the sixth person in MLB history to hit 60 home runs in a single season on Tuesday night.
Judge’s 60th shot of the year was a first solo shot in the ninth inning by Wil Crowe of the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Judge is also the third Yankee to reach 60 in a season, joining Roger Maris (61 in 1961) and Babe Ruth (60 in 1927). He is the first person to reach the mark since Barry Bonds (73) and Sammy Sosa (64) did so in 2001.
Judge’s next two home runs will also be milestones as he ties and breaks Maris’ American League record.
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Bonds, Sosa and Mark McGwire have since passed Maris, but their ties to performance-enhancing drugs have tarnished their legacy with many baseball fans who believe Judge’s 62nd home run will be the true all-time singles record. single season.
The judge said himself that “73 is the record”, but some believe that 62 could be worth up to 10 million dollars.
Ticket prices for the chance to watch and/or catch 61 and 62 have also skyrocketed, so Judge can stay as humble as he wants, but 62 is historic no matter what.
AARON JUDGE’S HOME RUN CHASE CAUSING SKYROCKET TICKET PRICES
On Sunday, Judge set the single-season record for most home runs by a right-handed hitter with his 59th dinger of the year.
Judge is going to be a free agent this year after turning down the Yankees’ offer of $230.5 million over an eight-year term, and no bet on yourself has ever worked better.
The 30-year-old not only leads baseball in home runs, but he also leads the majors in RBI (128), on-base percentage (.419), slugging percentage (.703), total bases (372) and runs marked. (123). His .316 batting average also leads the American League, which currently gives him the American League Triple Crown, and his 93 walks also lead the AL.
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The judge still has 15 games to break the record. Since July 15, he’s averaged just over one home run in every other game.
The Yanks were down 8-4 when Judge hit the blast, but it sparked a huge comeback for the Yanks who won on a Giancarlo Stanton grand slam to beat the Pirates, 9-8.
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