Who is Aaron Judge? - All you need to know about the Yankee who hit 60-homer season in MLB

Only eight players have hit 60 or more home runs in a single-season before Aaron Judge.

Tanishq SharmaAuthor

Updated - 21 September 2022 05:43 PM

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Major League Baseball (MLB) club New York Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge has recently joined the 60-Homer club after hitting Pittsburgh Pirates' Wil Crowe in the bottom of the 9th inning on Wednesday. With his 60th home run in this season, Judge has tied the great Babe Ruth.

Only eight players have hit 60 or more home runs in a single-season before Aaron Judge, who is just two homers short to overtake legendary Roger Maris' American League single-season record of 61 home runs in 1961.

Aaron Judge: Biography

Name: Aaron Judge
D.O.B: April 26, 1992
Born in: Linden, California, USA
Team: New York Yankees (since 2016)
Position: Outfielder
MLB stats: 

  • Matches Played- 715
  • Batting average-  .284
  • Home runs-  218
  • Runs batted in-  494

Achievements:

  • 4× All-Star (2017, 2018, 2021, 2022)
  • All-MLB First Team (2021)
  • AL Rookie of the Year (2017)
  • AL home run leader (2017)
  • 2× Silver Slugger Award (2017, 2021)
  • Wilson Defensive Player of the Year Award (2019)

Here are all the nine players to hit 60-homer season:

  1. Barry Bonds, 2001 Giants: 73
  2. Mark McGwire, 1998 Cardinals: 70
  3. Sammy Sosa, 1998 Cubs: 66
  4. Mark McGwire, 1999 Cardinals: 65
  5. Sammy Sosa, 2001 Cubs: 64
  6. Sammy Sosa, 1999 Cubs: 63
  7. Roger Maris, 1961 Yankees: 61
  8. Babe Ruth, 1927 Yankees: 60
  9. Aaron Judge, 2022 Yankees: 60*

Additionally, Aaron Judge leads the MLB 2022 in walks, runs scored, RBI, total bases, on-base percentage, slugging percentage among others. The Yankee slugger has hit 60 homers through 147 team games with 15 games remaining for New York in 2022.

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