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Aaron Judge beats 58th and 59th HR to beat Roger Maris' record by 2 seconds

Aaron Judge hit his 58th and 59th homers of the season Sunday against the Milwaukee Brewers. The judges’ first outburst came from Jason Alexander in the third inning.

As the New York Yankees tied 4–1, the judges hit a sinker for an opposite field blast that landed on the second row of the American Family field.

His second shot came as the Yankees were leading 9-4. The judges hit another solo shot, this time extending the lead for the Yankees.

He is now two shy of Roger Maris’ American League record of 61 home runs.

What home run record is Aaron Judge chasing?

Barry Bonds, Sammy Sosa, and Mark McGuire broke Malice’s long-standing record at Slugfest in the late 1990s and early 2000s, but they were all in the National League (and on performance-enhancing drugs). under a cloud of suspicion) broke. A great mark for the Yankees, his 61-year-old still dominates his AL.

In fact, Top League home run seasons are mostly dominated by the likes of Roger Maris, Babe Ruth, Jimmy Foxx and Hank Greenberg. His 2022 for the judges is his tie for fourth place. Only Maris and Ruth had more hits. Before the judges, the closest a modern player came to beating Maris was Alex Rodriguez’s 57-home run campaign with the 2002 Texas Rangers.

Maris and Ruth (1927) had the only 60-home run season in Yankees history, and Ruth also hit 59 in 1921.・Winner in 2017.

Aaron Judge has been slugging at an unseen pace since baseball’s maniacal steroid era, and threatens to surpass Roger Maris’ hallowed Yankees and AL record of 61 home runs in a season. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)

Maris’ son says 61 is “the real record.”Judges take Bonds’ 73 as a landmark

The Maris family was heavily involved in the 1998 Home Run Chase, which saw 61 people fall for the first time. They were on hand to witness Mark Maguire hit No. 62. Former Cardinals slugger called Maris’ widow to apologize when Maguire was reported to have used performance-enhancing drugs It is said that

Roger’s second son, Kevin Mullis, told New York Magazine that he would be “thrilled” for Aaron Judge if he surpassed his father’s legendary 1961 season. , Sosa, and Maguire’s home run barrage (allegedly aided by steroids) should be immortalized in the record books, stepping into a now decades-long debate.

“I think public opinion is saying Dad really does have a record,” Kevin Maris said. It’s not done in other sports, so I have to go to the court of public opinion.”

For his part, the judges are unfazed. He told Sports Illustrated that he considers Bonds the home run king for one season. It is worth remembering that

Do you have other histories?

Occasionally, Judge hit 20 home runs from second place on the MLB home run leaderboard. A feat unseen since 1928.

By the way, the judge suddenly challenged the triple crown. He comfortably leads in home runs (naturally) and RBI. Some of his AL hitters have outpaced him in batting average, but it’s still possible he could claim another sacred honor.

Bet on Aaron Judge

There are a few futures bets on judges’ staggering MVP and home run combined odds if you feel like it, but like many things in life, you have to spend money to make it. Judges now have a -5000 moneyline at BetMGM to earn him AL MVP and a -400 to have him hit 61.5 homers. So if you have the potential to win $10 in your MVP bet, you need to bet $500, but to win $10 in your total Home Run bet, you need to bet $40.

How will Aaron Judge’s season affect free agency?

The Yankees looked like a pretty reasonable contract offer before the season started.. Of course, the judges always had plenty of rights to push towards the free agency market. made the right decision.

His 2022 has been a resounding success, one of the most glorious contract year victories in recent memory. While the Yankees’ entire season has been cooling off lately, the judges are still scurrying toward a monster payday. It’s not as important as avoiding serious injury.

When he hit the market this winter, he could reasonably command something close to $300 million. He will turn 31 in his April, capping how long most teams are willing to sign up for.

Beyond the Yankees, his potential suitors include the San Francisco Giants, Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Mets and Boston Red Sox.