Aaron Judge hit his 60th home run to match Babe Ruth’s highest season total in the New York Yankees’ 9-8 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday.
Judge moved within one of Roger Maris’ American League record when he turned on a sinker from right-hander Wil Crowe (5-10) leading off the inning and drove it 430 feet into the left-field bleachers, pulling New York to 8-5. Judge took a rare curtain call, forced by his teammates.
Judge tied the 60 home runs Ruth hit for the 1927 Yankees to set a big league record that stood for 34 years. It came off a pitcher whose great, great uncle, Hall of Famer Red Ruffing, was Ruth’s teammate on the Yankees in the 1930s.
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