The September Player of the Month Awards are in.
For the American League, the choice was quite clear, and it comes as no surprise.
That record was set by Roger Maris back in 1961.
In 25 games this past month, Judge hit .417 with 10 home runs, 17 RBI, an on-base percentage of .565, and a slugging percentage of .869.
His OBP was the highest by a Yankee for a single calendar month since Babe Ruth had a .580 OBP in August of 1932.
A September to Remember. #AllRise
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Judge Is Player Of The Month
This is the third time this season that Judge has earned Player of the Month honors.
His September was certainly one to remember.
He doesn’t have much time to hit his 62nd home run, but that won’t take away from the red-hot month he’s had and how he’s put himself in position to potentially win the Triple Crown in the American League.
In addition to his 61 homers, Judge is hitting .311 on the season with 116 RBI, 16 stolen bases, and an OPS of 1.112.
There’s little more Judge can do at this point to strengthen his MVP case.
He may have it locked up by now.
When you win Player of the Month honors three times and tie an all-time record in home runs, it’s kind of hard not to at least be considered for the award.
It certainly has been a banner year for Judge.
The only thing that would make it even sweeter is if the Yankees can bring home title No. 28 this October.
Judge will certainly be central to that if they can do it.