New York Yankees slugger Aaron Judge will try again to match Roger Maris’ American League single-season record of 61 home runs. Judge hit his 60th home run last Tuesday — the sixth player in history with a 60-homer season — and is 4 for 15 with a triple, six walks and six strikeouts in five games.
Here, for posterity, is the AL single-season home run leaderboard:
Roger Maris, 1961 Yankees: 61 Aaron Judge, 2022 Yankees: 60 and counting Babe Ruth, 1927 Yankees: 60 Hank Greenberg, 1938 Tigers: 58 Jimmy Foxx, 1932 Athletics: 58
. Judge entered Monday leading in home runs (60) and RBI (128) with a league-leading .31434 batting average just ahead of Xander Bogaerts (.31380). Miguel Cabrera was baseball’s Triple Crown winner in 2012. The Yankees wrapped up a six-game homestand Sunday and now open a three-game series against the AL East rival Blue Jays in Toronto. The Blue Jays will send righty Kevin Gausman (12-10, 3.32 ERA) to the mound. Judge is 8 for 22 with three homers against Gausman in his career, though he hasn’t taken it deep since 2017 and is 0 for 5 against him in 2022.
Follow our live updates below as Judge hits Maris with his 61st home run on Monday night.