Aaron Judge Program: Home run tracker for Yankees star as he chases history

The MLB regular season is winding down, and while the focus of baseball fans will soon turn to the playoffs, there is another important story still unfolding as the program enters its final days.

New York Yankees slugger Aaron Judge and the pursuit of history.

Judge is currently tied for the AL record of 61 home runs hit by former Yankees slugger Roger Maris during the 1961 season. Although it is unlikely that Judge will catch the MLB record of 73 he set Barry Bonds during the 2001 campaign, the Yankees shortstop is still on track to break the Maris America League mark and make some other history as well.

Here’s a look at where Judge stands, as well as what he’ll be up against.

Aaron Judge has game-by-game results as star chases home run milestones

Tuesday, September 27 at Toronto Blue Jays

In five plate appearances against the Blue Jays on Tuesday, Judge was struck out and walked four times. He scored a pair of runs, however, as the Yankees beat Toronto by a final score of 5-2 to clinch the AL East.

Wednesday, September 28 at the Toronto Blue Jays

Aaron Judge did. Here’s home run No. 61, blasted by Blue Jays pitcher Tim Mayza:

The 61 home runs tie the AL record for Judge.

Upcoming schedule and pitching odds

Friday September 30 vs. Baltimore Orioles (7:05 p.m. ET)

Probable Pitching: TBD

We still don’t have odds for New York’s weekend series with the Orioles, but in 15 games against Baltimore this year, Judge has 9 home runs in 58 at-bats. Those nine home runs are the most by Judge against any team this season.

Saturday, Oct. 1 vs. Baltimore Orioles (1:05 ​​p.m. ET)

Probable Pitching: TBD

Sunday, Oct. 2 vs. Baltimore Orioles (1:35 p.m. ET)

Probable Pitching: TBD

Monday, October 3 at Texas Rangers (7:05 p.m. ET)

Probable Pitching: TBD

We won’t get a chance to play in this matchup for a while, but Judge has yet to face the Texas Rangers this season. In just three games against the Rangers this year, Judge is 2-for-10 with a pair of singles.

Tuesday, Oct. 4 at Texas Rangers (2:05 p.m. ET)

Probable Pitching: TBD

Tuesday, Oct. 4 at Texas Rangers (8:05 p.m. ET)

Probable Pitching: TBD

Wednesday, Oct. 5 at Texas Rangers (4:05 p.m. ET)

Probable Pitching: TBD

How many home runs has Aaron Judge hit?

61 at home with seven games remaining.

What are the MLB home run milestones Aaron Judge is chasing?

After Wednesday, Judge has 61 home runs, tying Maris’ mark of 61, which he hit back during the 1961 season and still stands as the American League record.

Beyond that, Judge is putting together a magical season across the board. Judge currently leads the major leagues in nearly every offensive category. Judge currently leads all of baseball in home runs (61), on-base percentage (.425), slugging percentage (.693), on-base plus slugging (1.119), home runs (61), adjusted OPS+ (212) and runs created (166). With his 60 home runs, Judge is now 18 homers ahead of Kyle Schwarber, who leads the National League with 42 home runs.

Judge is also chasing an American League Triple Crown, which is given to a player who leads the league in batting average, home runs and RBI. Miguel Cabrera was the last player to win the Triple Crown, going back to his 2012 MVP season when he hit 44 home runs, drove in 139 runs and posted a .330 batting average. If the season ended today, Judge would win the AL Triple Crown, but he also has Luis Arraez and Xander Boegaerts on his heels. Judge currently has a .314 batting average on the season, while Arraez checks in at .313, and Boegaerts has a .310 batting average on the year.

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