The Triple Crown watch is on for Aaron Judge.
But that home run also boosted his batting average up to .316, which is an American League best.
He’s also ahead of everybody else in home runs and RBI.
The home run lead comes as no surprise of course.
But now Judge is actually on pace to win the Triple Crown, which is something that hasn’t been done since Miguel Cabrera did it all the way back in 2012.
Oh, and Aaron Judge is in first place in the three Triple Crown categories, too! pic.twitter.com/wpQ0ZGNSHZ
— YES Network (@YESNetwork) September 21, 2022
Judge On Triple Crown Watch
The Triple Crown watch is officially on.
Winning the Triple Crown is one of the hardest things to do in all of baseball, if not the hardest.
Judge now has a chance to reach that mark and make some history in the process.
Cabrera’s 2012 season was quite good and is hard to match.
But it appears that Judge might actually match Cabrera.
He’s already got him beat in home runs.
This has been an unbelievable season for Judge.
After not reaching an agreement with the Yankees on a contract extension, Judge took off and has been red-hot ever since.
That will certainly help his case for getting a record deal in free agency.
But the focus right now is the Triple Crown and the MVP.
Even with Shohei Ohtani replicating his MVP season from a year ago, Judge has just been that much better.
We’ll see how the rest of the season plays out, but it’s looking like the Triple Crown is a very real possibility for Judge.