The Yankees slugger hit 55 homers in Game 1 of a doubleheader against the Minnesota Twins at Yankee Stadium on Wednesday.
With 25 games remaining, the judges are on pace to hit 65 homers. This broke his Yankees record for most games in a single season. To reach the milestone, he must hit one home run every 2.5 games.
Judges is also six homers away from tying Roger Maris’ 1961 American League record of 61.
After New York won 7-1 in the second game of the doubleheader, the judges said:
“That’s all I can really say. Rookie [Twins pitcher Louie Varland] With his debut, we were shut down there for a bit. He had a fast pace and was on every pitch.this [Judge’s home run] He added, according to MLB.com.
This season could be historic for the 30-year-old slugger. In April he hit 6, in May he hit 12, in June he hit 11, in July he hit 13, in August he hit 9, and this month he hit four. Approaching 65 home runs.
If he reaches the record, it will be the fifth 65-plus home run season in MLB history. The season record is 73, set by Barry Bonds in 2001.
CNN’s Ben Morse contributed to the report.