Aaron Judge Ties Roger Maris

Aaron Judge Ties Roger Maris

Aaron Judge has tied the American League single-season Homerun record! He shares the record with Roger Maris who’s been the loan record holder since 1961. Babe Ruth is now solely in second with 60.

One more and Judge will own that title himself.

Judge has had a hot second half and is on track to winning the Triple Crown. As of Wednesday Judge is hitting .314 (1st), has 61 Homeruns (1st) and 130 RBIs (1st). He would become just the 11th player in the American and National League history to win the Triple Crown. The last winner being Miguel Cabrera for in 2012 for the American League, and Joe Medwick in 1937 for the National League. It would be amazing to see two Triple Crown winners if both Judge (AL) and the St. Louis Cardinal’s Paul Goldschmidt (NL) were to win it. Goldschmidt is hitting .319 (3rd), has 35 homeruns (T5th), and 114 rbis (2nd). The last time an American League and National League player won the Triple Crown was in 1933 with Jimmie Foxx (Philadelphia Athletics) and Chuck Klein (Philadelphia Phillies).

We obviously love his smooth, compact swing, but what we love most about Judge’s historic season is his mindset. Often hitters get caught up in the hype, the press, and the pressure even at the high school level. Blocking all of that out and just being focused on competing and helping your team is the mentality athletes have to have when they’re on a good performance streak.

Judge said about hitting nearing the Homerun record, “The numbers, they’re just numbers. I’m focused on doing what I can to be a good teammate, to help the team win. If that means hitting a homer, then it means hitting a homer.”

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