Aaron Judge woke up today with 59 home runs in 2022, tied with Babe Ruth’s 1921 campaign for 9th most in a single season in MLB history.
And then he did this:
That homer left the bat at 111.6 MPH and traveled 430 feet over the left field wall. Aaron Judge does not get cheated. And sorry, Wil Crowe. You’re forever part of history now.
With that home run, Judge became just the SIXTH PLAYER EVER to hit at least 60 home runs in a season, joining Barry Bonds (once), Mark McGwire (twice), Sammy Sosa (three times), Roger Maris (once), and, of course, Babe Ruth (once). Judge is now tied with Ruth for the 8th most home runs in a single-season all-time, just one shy of Roger Maris’ Yankee and AL Record of 61.
Judge is having an all-time great offensive season, the likes of which only guys like Babe Ruth, Barry Bonds, Ted Williams, Mickey Mantle, and Rogers Hornsby have ever matched or exceeded.
One more for history. He’ll get there.