Aaron Judge hits home run No. 60, one shy from tying Maris’ record

Aaron Judge hits home run No. 60, one shy from tying Maris' record


He’s one away.

Aaron Judge led off the bottom of the ninth inning with a 430-foot shot to left center field for his 60th home run of the season. Judge tied Babe Ruth’s 1927 record as the Yankees were losing to the Pirates 8-5 at Yankee Stadium.

Judge is one shy of the American League record set by Roger Maris in 1961, with Maris’ family in attendance at the Stadium to see him challenge his record.

With the shot off of Pirates’ right-hander Will Crowe, Judge became just the sixth player in Major League history (ninth time) to hit at least 60 home runs in a single season, tying Babe Ruth’s long-standing record of 60. The second most in Yankees history and one shy of the team and American League record set by Roger Maris in 1961.

Only Maris, Barry Bonds (73 in 2001), Mark McGwire (70 in 1998 and 65 in 1999) and Sammy Sosa (64 in 2001 and 63 in 2001) have hit more home runs in a single season.



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