Yankees Star vs. Maurice AL feat

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Baseball history is on the horizon as Aaron Judge approaches Roger Morris’ American League record of 61 home runs with 15 games remaining.

The New York Yankees outfielder took a step closer with his 60th home run against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday night. The Yankees outfielder had a great season at the plate, batting .316 and recording 128 RBIs. He’s one of the reasons New York is entering MLB’s elite for a stretch run.

Judge needed just two more home runs to break Maurice’s 1961 record — which stood for six decades and was the single-season record for all of MLB until Mark McGwire hit 70 in 1998.

Judge’s quest to turn 62 captivated the baseball world. We’ll be tracking every home run he hits from now until the end of the season.

Here’s where Judge stands in the pursuit of MLB history.

All-time single-season home run list

1. Barry Bonds, 73 (2001)
2. Mark McGuire, 70 (1998)
3. Sammy Sosa, 66 (1998)
4. Mark McGuire, 65 (1999)
5. Sammy Sosa, 64 (2001)
6. Sammy Sosa, 63 (1999)
7. Roger Morris, 61 (1961)
D-8. Babe Ruth, 60 (1927)
Aaron Judge, 60 (2022)
D-9. Babe Ruth, 59 (1921)
Giancarlo Stanton, 59 (2017)

Aaron Judge’s Next Matches:

Wednesday, 7:05 pm ET vs. PIT (vs. Ronnie Contreras)

Thursday, 7:15 pm ET vs. BOS (vs. Michael Wacha)

Friday, 7:05 pm ET vs. BOS (facing Rich Hill)

Home run no. 60

Maurice’s sons with Roger Jr. And Kevin was watching at Yankee Stadium when Judge launched his 60th home run deep into left field off Pirates pitcher Will Crowe. According to ESPN Stats and Info, Judge is the first player to move out of the leadoff spot in his 60th season and the first player to do so anywhere other than third or fourth. Shortly after Judge hit his 60th, Giancarlo Stanton hit a game-winning walk-off grand slam to rally the Yankees from an 8-4 deficit in the ninth.

Home run no. 59

Down 1-2, Judge singled Angel Perdomo for his second home run of the game, 443 feet to left field. He now holds the all-time AL record for home runs by a right-handed hitter and is one dinger away from tying Babe Ruth for second all-time in AL history.

Home run no. 58

Judge took Jason Alexander’s third-pitch single to right 414 feet for his 58th home run of the season. He now ties Hank Greenberg and Jimmy Foxx for the AL record for most home runs by a right-handed batter.

Home run no. 57

Judge launched a 389-foot home run off Garrett Whitlock over the Green Monster. It was his 10th multi-home run game, trailing only Hank Greenberg with 11.

Home run no. 56

Judge punched a 383-foot homer over the right field wall at Fenway Park from Nick Pivetta. According to ESPN Stats and Information Research, Judge’s 56 home runs in a single season are the fourth-most by a Yankee in history, trailing Roger Morris’ 61 home runs in 1961 and Babe Ruth’s 60 home runs in 1927 and 59 home runs. In 1921.

Home run no. 55

Judge hit a 374-foot home run to left field off Louie Varland on Wednesday afternoon. It was the second time in his career that he hit at least four home runs. Judge is now on pace for 65 home runs, assuming he plays in 26 games for the Yankees.

Home run no. 54

Judge hit a two-run home run off Trevor McGill’s outfield, breaking a 2-2 tie and proving the difference in a 5-2 victory. It tied Alex Rodriguez for the most home runs by a right-handed hitter in a season in New York Yankees history.

Home run no. 53

With the lead off the game, Judge needed just two pitches before he singled Shawn Armstrong 450 feet to left field. It was Judge’s new career high in home runs. He is on pace for 66 home runs, which would tie Sammy Sosa for third-most in MLB history.

Home run no. 52

In the top of the ninth inning against the Rays, Judge launched a 392-foot dinger off Jason Adams for his 52nd homer, matching his career high since 2017.

Home run no. 51

Judge took a fastball up the middle from Angels starter Mike Meyers. He is now tied with Maurice for the most home runs before September in Yankees history.

Home run no. 50

Judge launched a 1-1 curveball to center Jose Quijada for his 50th home run of the year. He was the first Yankees player to hit 50 HR before September since Roger Morris in 1961. It was the second 50-home run season of his career. He is the third Yankee player to record multiple 50-HR seasons, joining Babe Ruth (4) & Mickey Mantle (2). He has 63 home runs this season.

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