Aaron Judge home run watch: Tracking the Yankees slugger in 2022

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Did Aaron Judge hit a home run last night?

With his prodigious home run power, Judge of the New York Yankees is on the verge of a historic season. He likely will not catch Barry Bonds' all-time record of 73 home runs in 2001, but several other important milestones could be attainable.

Judge has become just the sixth player in baseball history to hit 60 or more home runs in a season (joining Bonds, Mark McGwire, Sammy Sosa, Roger Maris and Babe Ruth).

He should also break the Yankees' franchise record of 61 homers Maris set in 1961. And since Bonds, McGwire and Sosa all played for National League teams, Maris' total of 61 is still the American League record.

Aaron Judge is making a run at Roger Maris' American League and New York Yankees franchise record of 61 home runs in a season.
Aaron Judge is making a run at Roger Maris' American League and New York Yankees franchise record of 61 home runs in a season.

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Here's the latest on Judge's progress (updated through Sept. 28): 

How many home runs does Aaron Judge have?

After going seven games without a home run, Judge tied Maris' franchise and American League record Wednesday night with his 61st home run of the season.

How many home runs is Aaron Judge on pace to hit this season?

With 61 homers in the Yankees' 155 games, Judge is averaging 0.39 home runs per game. Continuing on that pace for the rest of the season, he would finish with a total of 63.

How likely is it Aaron Judge will pass Roger Maris?

Very likely. Judge needs just one home run in the Yankees' final seven games to break Maris' American League and franchise record.

How likely is it Aaron Judge will catch Barry Bonds?

Not likely at all. Judge needs 12 home runs in the Yankees' final seven games to tie Bonds' single-season record.

Who hit the most home runs in a single season?

2001 Barry Bonds: 73

1998 Mark McGwire: 70

1998 Sammy Sosa: 66

1999 Mark McGwire: 65

2001 Sammy Sosa: 64

1999 Sammy Sosa: 63

2022: Aaron Judge: 61

1961 Roger Maris: 61

1927 Babe Ruth: 60 

What is the Yankees' remaining schedule?

  • Sept. 30-Oct. 2 vs. Baltimore (.397, 9 HR, 15 games)

  • Oct. 3-5 at Texas (.200, 0 HR, 2 games)   

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Aaron Judge home run tracker: Yankees OF chases American League record