Aaron Judge was oh, so close to making history Thursday night.
With the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox leading 4-4 in the bottom of the ninth inning, Judge sent a bang to the deep center as fans rose from their seats and prepared to be a part of Major history. League Baseball.
“Aaron Judge… the midfield… a long way back… Hernandez is there,” shouted FOX play-by-play man Adam Amin on broadcast.
Red Sox outfielder Kiké Hernández made the catch right on the warning lane and the crowd let out a huge groan in unison.
Yankees’ Aaron Judge was THIS close to tying Roger Maris’ AL HR record
Aaron Judge was just yards from hitting his 61st homer of the season and winning the game for the New York Yankees in the bottom of the ninth inning against the Boston Red Sox.
Judge will have another chance to match Roger Maris’ American League homerun record of 61 on Friday-evening, when the Yankees face the Red Sox in the second game of this three-game series. The first pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. ET on Apple TV+.
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A-Rod: “Justice legend has only grown”
Former Yankees great Alex Rodriguez discusses Judge’s historic season and why it’s even more impressive considering he does it as a member of the Bronx Bombers, a franchise whose bright lights rarely dim.
Alex Rodriguez discusses the greatness of Aaron Judge’s historic season
FOX MLB analyst and former New York Yankee Alex Rodriguez discusses the magnitude of Aaron Judge’s historic season as he tries to break Roger Maris’ AL home run record.
Maris family: ‘Of course they are mixed feelings’
FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal spoke to Roger Maris Jr. and the Maris family about Judge approaching and possibly improving his father’s home run record.
Ken Rosenthal Talks to the Family of Yankees Legend Roger Maris
Ken Rosenthal talks to the kids of New York Yankees legend Roger Maris about Aaron Judge chasing the Yankees record for most home runs in a single season.
Time to enjoy Judge’s genius
FOX Sports’ Martin Rogers says Judge’s pursuit of history is not only an opportunity for fans to enjoy his amazing skills, but also to remember the titans of yesteryear, such as Babe Ruth and Roger Maris.
Aaron Judge’s Year Is “Most Impressive Offensive Season in 25 Years”
The Yankees slugger is one home run away from Roger Maris’ AL record. Nick Wright explains why he believes Judge’s run “may be more impressive than Barry Bonds’ 73.”
Judge for AL MVP… right?
Despite Judge’s statistical genius — he’s on track to win the AL Triple Crown — there’s a Los Angeles superstar who’s on the mound and on the record for the second straight season with never-before-seen numbers.
Shohei Ohtani vs Aaron Judge: AL MVP Debate
Ben Verlander and Alex Curry give their weekly MVP update of the American League as both Aaron Judge and Shohei Ohtani continue their pleas for the award.
Will the Yanks keep Judge?
Crazy to think, isn’t it?
Judge will be a free agent after this season and given his dominance this year, his price tag will be…high.
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Aaron Judge is one home run behind to equal the AL record
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