The New York Yankees defeated the Boston Red Sox 7-6 on Tuesday, making history at one of the nation’s most storied ballparks, Fenway Park, as Aaron Judge launched his 56th and 57th home runs of the 2022 campaign.
With these most recent two home runs, Judge moved closer to joining Babe Ruth and Roger Maris, who both had record-setting seasons with 60 and 61 home runs, respectively, in Yankees legend.
In the third inning, Judge’s first home run of the night, a 383-foot shot through right-center field, leveled the score at three.
His subsequent hit was even greater; in the sixth inning, he tied the score at 4-4 by launching a high ball 389 feet through the deep left field and into the stands.
Aaron Judge Adds New Home Runs No 56 And 57 In His Pursuit Of Babe Ruth And Roger Maris:
The Aaron Judge may now see not only Maris’ American League record but also several other historical sites.
Aaron Judge has now hit 20 more home runs than the next highest MLB total this season, the first time such a gap has existed since the final day of the 1928 season. He also achieved his 10th multi-homer game of the season on Tuesday, just one shy of the major league record of 11. He is one home run short of tying the AL record for right-handed hitters, currently held by Hank Greenberg (1938) and Jimmie Foxx (1932).
It would be the seventh season with 65 or more home runs in MLB history if Judge were to finish the season with 65, which would require one per 2.5 games.
Barry Bonds concluded the 2001 season with 73 runs, the most in a single season.