Aaron Judge is on a historic pace in 2022.
We now have just under a month to go before the end of the regular season, and several key races for awards, divisions, and Wild Cards are heating up.
The race for the AL MVP Award is one of those races that is heating up.
But it’s looking like the New York Yankees slugger will be the winner of that award.
He’s hit 55 home runs and is on pace to tie Roger Maris for the all-time record in the American League.
Judge has already joined an all-exclusive club of sluggers who have hit at least 55 home runs and stolen 15 or more bases in a single season.
Players with 55+ HR and 15+ SB in a Season:
Aaron Judge (2022)
Sammy Sosa (1998)
Ken Griffey Jr (1998)
Ken Griffey Jr (1997)
Babe Ruth (1921)
— Katie Sharp (@ktsharp) September 7, 2022
Judge’s Historic Run Continues
This is a solid list to be a part of, and the best part about is, Judge is far from through.
The all-time American League record for home runs is well within reach and could even be passed.
Judge is certainly putting on a show in the final year of his contract.
This is certainly going to get a bunch of teams interested in him.
More on that later.
But Judge is having a tremendous season and it’s going to be hard to imagine anybody other than him winning the AL MVP Award, even Shohei Ohtani.
What Judge has done this season is unparalleled by anybody in baseball.
Not many players can say they’ve hit 55 or more home runs in a season, let alone stolen 15 or more bases along with it.
The historic season continues for the slugger, and with the season drawing to a close soon, we’re in for a treat as Judge puts the finishing touches on an amazing year.