Playing for the New York Yankees has the advantage of catching the attention of all MLB fans, however, standing out in this organization that is far and away the most successful in professional baseball is a very complicated challenge to achieve, however, outfielder Aaron Judge continues to place himself already in a unique spot for the “Bronx Bombers”.
On Monday night, Judge hit his 50th home run of the season to become only the third Yankees player in all of franchise history to have multiple seasons with half a hundred four-corner hits in a single year.
Aaron Judge’s impressive numbers
In his rookie season in 2017, Judge hit 52 home runs and joined a list that is only comprised of the legendary Babe Ruth (60 in 1927, 59 in 1921, 54 in 1920 and 54 in 1928) and Mickey Mantle (54 in 1961 and 52 in 1956).
If these figures don’t put Judge’s eighth-inning 4-3 loss to the Los Angeles Angels into dimension, the 434-foot blast off Ryan Tepera‘s pitching made him only the seventh player in MLB history with multiple seasons of at least 50 homers and also the seventh to hit that magic number before the start of September.
Will Aaron Judge break Roger Maris’ mark?
If he maintains his current pace, Judge would reach 63 home runs for the year, which would surpass Roger Maris (61 in 1961) as the Yankees’ and the entire American League’s player with the most home runs in a single season.
Another noteworthy fact is that Judge’s 50th home run came in only his second at-bat of the game, which went into the eighth inning, due to the fact that on two occasions he received intentional walks from his opponent.