The New York Yankees have had a month to forget in August.
They’ve watched their division lead shrink and have lost control of the best record in baseball, which they had for most of the season.
But one thing hasn’t changed since they’ve gone on their slide, and that is their ability to mash baseballs and hit home runs.
In fact, for each individual month this season, the Yankees have had the American League leader in home runs.
That could end up being the case when we wake up tomorrow and realize that it’s September.
The AL HR leader by month this season:
Apr: Rizzo (9)
May: Judge (12)
Jun: Judge (11)
Jul: Judge (13)
Aug: Judge (9)
The @Yankees would be the first MLB team to have the outright league leader in HR for 5 straight months since the 1927 Yankees (combo of Babe Ruth & Lou Gehrig).
— Stats By STATS (@StatsBySTATS) August 31, 2022
Yankees Seek To Match Elite History
That would be some impressive history right there.
Good ballclubs are often compared to the 1927 Yankees.
This is one way that the current Yankees could stand toe-to-toe with one of their great teams from the past.
Anthony Rizzo led the American League in homers for the month of April.
From then on, it’s been Aaron Judge, and it could end up that way tonight, when all games for the month of August have come to a close.
That would be one thing that hasn’t disappeared for the Yankees, even amidst such a bad stretch of games.
It would be cool to see the Yankees actually match that mark from 1927.
Their power numbers have been great all season.
Judge has been leading the way, and he could end up hitting a home run tonight to secure the lead for the month of August.