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Aaron Judge hits 60 home runs to give the Yankees the victory and secure the Triple Crown.

60. Aaron Judge hit his ninth-inning solo shot in his Pittsburgh Pirates game, hitting his 60th home run on Tuesday night and breaking into truly elite home run territory.

After a stormy night in the New York bullpen, a home run kept the Yankees within three and the rest of the lineup stepped up after him. Anthony Rizzo, Gleyber Torres and Josh Donaldson faced off against Pirates closers Will Crow and Giancarlo Stanton with a walk-off bases loaded.

Judges are now one pitch short of fellow New York Yankees slugger Roger Mullis’ American League record of 61 home runs in a season. No one has reached this limit since Barry Bonds and Sammy Sosa in 2001.

As an aside for this year’s judges, he also led the American League in batting average, putting him in a position to win the Triple Crown.

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 on the judges is currently tied 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.

Judges became the only Yankees to hit 60 home runs in a season, joining Maris and Ruth.

New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge, 99, celebrates in the dugout after hitting a home run against the Minnesota Twins during the sixth inning of a baseball game in New York Monday, Sept. 5, 2022. (AP Photo/Noah K. Murray)

Maris’ son considers 61 to be a “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

Judge Lead in all AL Triple Crown categories

The judge rushes to the triple crown. He’s comfortably led in home runs (duh) and RBIs for a long time. But Tuesday night’s home run put him in the lead in batting average — at least temporarily, overtaking Luis Areez and Xander Bogaerts, who started before him.

Of course, the batting battle could be settled, but he was able to take the Triple Crown that night when he sat No. 60. Miguel Cabrera achieved his final MLB Triple Crown in 2012, breaking the decades-long drought since Karl Yastrzemski did in his 1967.

In other feats, Judge’s 11 multi-homer games in 2022 tie Sammy Sosa (1998) and Hank Greenberg (1938) for the most in a single season. He beat No. 56 and No. 57 against the Red Sox and No. 58 and No. 59 against the Brewers and has a string of home runs.

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 now 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 could include the San Francisco Giants, Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Mets and Boston Red Sox.