Aaron Judge is stuck at 60 home runs.
The slugger hit his 60th on Tuesday night, which helped the New York Yankees spark a major comeback against the Pittsburgh Pirates.
But he’s still one home run shy of tying Yankee legend Roger Maris‘ American League single-season record, and two away from breaking it.
That record was set back in 1961, and though Judge is stuck on 60, history seems to be on the Yankee slugger’s side.
There have been only seven individual seasons where a player has hit 61 home runs.
The longest gap between 60 and 61 was just four days, and that was when Maris was chasing history.
Although Aaron Judge is still sitting on 60 HR, history seems to be on his side to reach 61.
There have ben only 7 individual seasons where a player hit 61 HR.
The longest span between Nos. 60 & 61 was 4 days by Roger Maris in 1961. pic.twitter.com/YNsn38S4kt
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) September 23, 2022
Judge Ready For Home Run No. 61
It’s been three days since Judge blasted home run No. 60.
With the Boston Red Sox in town, now would be the perfect time to make that history, in terms of tying and breaking the record.
It’s all Yankees fans want to see.
They almost got to see it last night when Judge sent one out to the warning track in center field, but that ball was caught.
Of course, on TV, the camera operator pulled a little trick on fans watching the game, making it look like the ball was headed out.
Tonight, Judge has another chance to hit No. 61 of the season.
He’s been healthy this season after dealing with several injury-plagued seasons prior.
This is more like the Judge we saw in his rookie year, but better.
That year, he hit 52 bombs and broke the all-time rookie home run record, which was broken two years later by Pete Alonso.
A season like this doesn’t happen too often, so fans should take it in as much as possible.