New York Yankees field player Aaron Judge that’s two home runs away from the breakout MLB The AL record of 61 in a season was set in 1961 by Yankees shortstop Roger Morris.
Judge hit his 60th homer of the season for the AL-East-leading Yankees on Tuesday, putting him just one away from tying the mark and two from surpassing Morris’ 61-year mark.
The accomplishment will certainly help Judge in the AL MVP case and his bid for a new contract. The four-time All-Star and two-time Silver Striker will be a free agent after the 2022 season.
Judge also surpassed his previous career high of 52 homers, which he hit in 2017 en route to being named the AL Rookie of the Year.
Here’s the latest news from the judge.
Last home run: Judge hit his 60th homer on Tuesday against the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Aaron Judge hits his 60th home run of the season.
New York Yankees star Aaron Judge hit his 60th home run of the season on Tuesday night against the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Current pace: 66 (would rank third in MLB history)
Games left: 15
Next game: The Yankees host the Pirates on Wednesday.
FOX Sports Review: “From his dramatic Opening Day decision to reject the Yankees’ extension offer to his ever-growing mountain of taters, Judge and his accomplishments have defined this baseball calendar, whether or not he surpasses Roger Morris’ AL record of 61 homers. it’s the story, the spotlight, and the MVP.” — Jake Mintz
Contract status: Judge and the Yankees were unable to agree on a long-term contract before the start of the 2022 season. The All-Star reportedly rejected a seven-year, $213.5 million extension in spring training, and both sides avoided arbitration in June by signing a $19 million deal through 2022.
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