Aaron Judge of the New York Yankees is about to make history.
His next home run, if it comes this season, will tie him with Roger Maris for the most in franchise history over a single campaign.
He is currently at 60, which is an incredible number considering we are way past the steroids era.
Just six guys have hit at least 60 home runs in a single year: Babe Ruth, Maris, Mark McGwire, Sammy Sosa, Barry Bonds, and now Judge.
Every at-bat is a chance to enter the history books, and the whole world knows it.
Even Judge’s teammates have conceded they are paying attention to each and every one of his trips to the plate.
“‘I feel like a fan when Judge’s going to home plate, to just be part of history'” – Gleyber Torres,” SNY tweeted, quoting the Yanks’ infielder.
"I feel like a fan when Judge's going to home plate, to just be part of history"
– Gleyber Torres pic.twitter.com/vDOjDiDbeV
— Yankees Videos (@snyyankees) September 22, 2022
Torres And Judge Have 83 Homers Between Them
While Judge didn’t homer on Wednesday, Torres did go yard twice to give him 23.
It isn’t quite 60, but it’s a solid tally for a middle infielder.
Torres started off the season hot, then went ice cold in July and August.
In September, he is back showing his best version.
For the season as a whole, Torres is slashing .252/.304/.445 with the 23 long balls, 70 runs, 67 RBI, and nine stolen bases.
In the meantime, Judge has been carrying the Yankees all year long and is batting .317/.421/.705 with 60 homers, 125 runs, 128 RBI, and 16 stolen bases.
He is currently leading all Triple Crown categories (batting average, home runs, and RBI) and is the clear favorite to win his first MVP award in the American League.
In the middle of a historic year, Judge is captivating even his own teammates in the process.NEXT: The Yankees Have Had A History-Filled 2 Days