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Aaron Judge, Babe Ruth, and Roger Maris
« Topic Start: September 19, 2022, 10:13:57 AM »

Yes, I followed Maris that year, and Ruth had held the home run record with 60 and the next best with 59 home runs. Good for Judge!

MILWAUKEE -- Aaron Judge is closing in on history, a fact to be made readily apparent by the increased attention that will accompany his every at-bat throughout the remainder of the season. The chants of ‘M-V-P!’, the ovations and the glowing platitudes from teammates and opponents -- it all signals that something special is coming.

Yet the only person who seems unchanged by Judge’s success stands in the box, day after day, belting frozen ropes and chasing legends. Judge launched his Major League-leading 58th and 59th home runs in the Yankees’ 12-8 win over the Brewers on Sunday, closing within two long balls of Roger Maris’ single-season American League record.

“It’s not too difficult if your main focus and your main objective is to go out there and win a game,” Judge said. “The numbers, they’re just numbers. I’m focused on doing what I can to be a good teammate and help the team win. If that means hitting a homer, it means hitting a homer, but it’s never been my focus.”