Last Updated on September 30, 2022 by Amber Heard
Aaron Judge on Verge of Becoming ‘The Actual Single Season Home Run Champ’
Aaron Judge is on pace to hit 63.1 home runs this season, which would tie Roger Maris’ record for the most in a single season in the American League. The slugger is also one run shy of hitting 130 runs batted in.
Aaron Judge is on pace to hit 63.1 home runs this season
Aaron Judge is on pace to hit 63.1 total home runs this season, which would tie Roger Maris’ all-time AL record. He is the designated hitter for the Yankees and batting leadoff. He also has five home runs in his last eight games. His team is tied with the Dodgers for the second most division titles, and they have secured home field advantage in the Division Series.
Aaron Judge is one of the league’s best players in terms of home runs and is well on pace to reach that milestone in his sixth season. As of Sept. 28, Judge has an OPS of 1.119 and 10.2 bWAR, which measures an athlete’s offensive production. His home run total is not an exact science, as randomness and multi-homer games can have a large impact.
He is one home run away from tying Roger Maris’ AL record
Aaron Judge is one home run away from a milestone that will forever be remembered, tying Roger Maris’ AL single season home run record. His seventh inning homer against the Red Sox broke a tie. The ball flew over the left-field fence and right below the railing before dropping into the bullpen. Judge’s mother and father watched the play from their seats.
Maris’ record stood for 57 seasons, and three players have since broken it. Barry Bonds broke it in 2001, while Mark McGwire and Sam Sosa broke it in 1998. Judge, who grew up watching Bonds, is now just one home run away from the record.
He has 130 RBIs
Aaron Judge is on the verge of becoming ‘the actual single season home run champion’ with just seven games remaining in the regular season. Judge currently leads baseball in home runs, walks, runs scored, RBI, total bases, and batting average. He also leads in on-base percentage and slugging percentage. His home run total is approaching 60, which puts him one home run shy of the 60 homers Roger Maris hit in 1961.
Judge’s home run capped off a spectacular night for the Yankees. After hitting the game-winning home run in Game No. 155, he said that he wasn’t sure if the ball would hit the fence, but was relieved when it did. Judge also became one of a select group of players to hit 61 home runs in a season. Only four other players reached the milestone in the next game after hitting 60, and no player has reached it after more than three games.
He is hitting.313 with 130 runs batted in
Aaron Judge is on pace to become the first player in MLB history to win both the AL Triple Crown and the World Series. With seven games left in the regular season, Judge has a chance to become the first player to accomplish both feats in one season since Miguel Cabrera in 2012. Judge has also reached 130 runs batted in, which is tied for second most among players in all leagues.
Judge has a long way to go, however. He had gone seven games without a home run in April and had only 34 plate appearances in May and June before hitting his 61st home run. The long drought was so bad that he was intentionally walked 13 times between his 60th and 61st home run.