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Aaron Judge hits No. 60 home run, one step away from tying Roger Maris’ American League record – The Denver Post

He is at a distance.

Aaron Judge started the bottom of the ninth inning with a 430-foot shot to left center field for his 60th homer of the season. Judge tied Babe Ruth’s record in 1927 as the Yankees lost to the Pirates 8-5 at Yankee Stadium.

Judge is a shy of the American League record set by Roger Maris in 1961, with Maris’ family present at the stadium to see him challenge his record.

With the shooting of Pirates right-hander Will Crowe, Judge became just the sixth player in Major League history (ninth time) to hit at least 60 homers in a single season, tying Babe’s long-standing record Ruth of 60. second in Yankees history and one shy of the team and American League record set by Roger Maris in 1961.

Only Maris, Barry Bonds (73 in 2001), Mark McGwire (70 in 1998 and 65 in 1999) and Sammy Sosa (64 in 2001 and 63 in 2001) have hit more homers in a single season.

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