The Yankees slugger will get one more opportunity to tie Roger Maris’ AL single-season record of 61 homers on Thursday
New York Yankees slugger Aaron Judge didn’t dive deep Wednesday night against the Pittsburgh Privateers (NYY 14, PIT 2) and stays on 60 grand slams for the season. The judge had a useful night at the plate – – 2 for 4 with two duplicates and a walk – – however he stays one behind Roger Maris’ American Association single-season record of 61 homers in 1961.
Judge sent off his 60th grand slam of the time in his last at-bat Tuesday. Here is the AL’s single-season grand slam list of competitors:
- Roger Maris, 1961 Yankees: 61
- Aaron Judge, 2022 Yankees: 60 and counting
- Babe Ruth, 1927 Yankees: 60
- Babe Ruth, 1921 Yankees: 59
- Jimmie Foxx, 1932 Athletics: 58
- Hank Greenberg, 1938 Tigers: 58
Judge is averaging a grand slam each 2.47 group games in 2022 and is poised to hit 66 (the Yankees have 14 games remaining). He’s been on one more level in September, be that as it may. A judge entered Wednesday hitting .491 with nine homers in his last 15 games as he eyes the AL Triple Crown notwithstanding the grand slam record.
Concerning Triple Crown, Judge raised his batting normal to an AL-best .317 with his two duplicates Wednesday (Xander Bogaerts is second in the batting race at .316). His season batting line sits at an amazing .317/.421/.705. Judge is the primary player to lead his association in each of the three Triple Crown classifications in September since Miguel Cabrera won the Triple Crown in 2012.
Judge and the Yankees open a four-game series with the opponent Boston Red Sox at home Thursday night. The Red Sox are scheduled to begin Michael Wacha in the opener. A judge has truly battled in his vocation against the veteran righty, going 0 for 14 with a walk and nine strikeouts. Wacha has permitted one homer every 10 innings in 2022.
Wednesday’s success further developed the AL East-driving Yankees to 90-58. They will secure a postseason billet with their next success