That mark was set by none other than Yankees legend Roger Maris back in 1961.
So naturally, fans are going to be pretty disappointed when they don’t get to see Judge go deep.
Such was the case last night, when the Pittsburgh Pirates walked him.
It was one of those where you could say that it was an “unintentional” intentional walk.
But Yankees fans could see right through it, and when the walk was finally issued, Yankees fans began to boo loudly, and they did not hold back.
Aaron Judge’s 4-pitch intentional/unintentional walk in the 8th is not popular in the South Bronx. pic.twitter.com/IegJzj3si0
— Marly Rivera (@MarlyRiveraESPN) September 22, 2022
Yanks Fans Voice Displeasure Over Judge Walk
Can you blame them?
Nobody wants to see Judge walk.
Everybody can attest to that.
We all want to see Judge hit some bombs and break the record; the same way fans of the St. Louis Cardinals are itching to see Albert Pujols hit two more home runs and reach 700 for his career.
Judge is just one homer shy of tying Maris and two of breaking his record.
Nobody wants to see a walk.
Yankee fans in attendance last night made sure to get their money’s worth after seeing that.
They sure let the Pirates hear it and you can’t blame them for doing that.
To put it simply, walks are nowhere near exciting as home runs.
Fans crave excitement, and when they’re deprived of that, they’ll make sure everybody knows about it.
Still, Judge could very soon set the single-season AL record and he’s got more than a few games to get it done.
We’ll see what happens in the next few games.