Everyone around baseball is waiting in anticipation for Aaron Judge to either tie or break the American League single season home run record, which was set by New York Yankees great Roger Maris all the way back in 1961.
But now, there’s a chance that it may not happen at all.
Judge is still stuck on 60 homers.
In previous seasons where players have hit 61 home runs, none of them had a drought longer than three days before their 61st blast.
Judge has yet to hit one in each of his previous six games.
His 60th home run came last Tuesday against the Pittsburgh Pirates.
After hitting his 60th home run last Tuesday, Aaron Judge is now homerless in each of his last 6 games.
Of the seven previous instances of a player hitting 61 HR in a season, none went without a home run in even 3 straight games after hitting homer No. 60. pic.twitter.com/bfnFY3BUYr
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) September 27, 2022
Judge May Miss Record
Could it potentially not happen at all?
It’s very possible at this point.
He’s still swinging a hot bat and getting some clutch hits, but Yankees fans want to see home runs, not just ordinary hits.
It’s obviously nothing to be concerned about given the type of season he’s had, but again, everyone around baseball wants to see him break that record.
And with the end of the season approaching, it’s becoming a more distinct possibility that Judge will stay on 60 home runs the rest of the way through.
At the end of the day, Judge probably only cares about winning, and if the Yankees are doing just that, he’ll be just fine, regardless of whether he breaks the record or not.
But fans want to see him do it badly.
The Yankees are hoping he can do it, but the clock is certainly ticking for him to break the record.
There are just nine games left in the regular season for the Bronx Bombers.
We’ll see if Judge can reel off a few more homers before it’s all said and done.NEXT: Aaron Judge Is On Another Level Since The Break