One Of Baseball’s Most Hallowed Records Is About To Fall. Do Fans Even Care?

One Of Baseball’s Most Hallowed Records Is About To Fall. Do Fans Even Care?


Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge is having arguably the greatest offensive season in baseball history.

As of this writing, he leads major league baseball in home runs, RBIs, runs, on-base percentage, slugging percentage, OPS, OPS+, and WAR, and he leads the American League in batting average and walks.

Judge is a lock to break Roger Maris’ 61-year-old AL home run record of 61 — a record set in 1961. More on the steroid-era home run derby later. Judge hit his 60th home run in his 147th game of the season while it took Babe Ruth 150 games to hit 60 in 1927. So no asterisks necessary where Judge is concerned.

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He’s poised to become only the second Triple Crown winner (league leader in batting average,

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