Aaron Judge has 60 home runs, but he can’t really hit Barry Bonds’ MLB record of 73… right?

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Now that Yankees Lazy Aaron Judge Has 60 home runs, he looks set to set the single-season American League homer record in the coming days. He is one away from equaling Roger Morris’ 61 and is one away from sole possession of the record. Then, let’s stop all the guesswork and predictions and arm-twisting. He would have done. It will be like that.


Maybe, just maybe, something else. Dare we dream? Do you dare?!?!!?

The Yankees have 15 games left in the season. Barry Bonds’ single-season home run record is 73. Aaron Judge has 60 home runs.

Here are the opportunities Unbelievably Thin, but, well, You know the line. After all, Judge certainly has a better chance of catching Run and Bonds than one in a million.

Judge has 11 multi-homer games this season. Two of them were in Sep. 13 have arrived since. Here are his most homers this season:

  • From April 22 to May 3, he hit eight home runs in 10 games.
  • Extending that to May 17, Judge has homered 13 times in 21 games.
  • From July 14-30, he hit 12 home runs in 14 games.
  • Aug. 22 to Sept. 7, he scored nine in 14 games.

If another such run is in him, it will start very seriously. Another 12 out of 14 games could get him to 72 with the final game of the season remaining. Isn’t that something?

Judge has actually hit 27 home runs in 54 second-half games, which is mathematically about one every two games. If he keeps up that pace and plays every day, he will end up with 67 or 68 runs.

Eight home games and seven road contests remain on the Yankees’ schedule. Judge also has 30 homers at home and on the road, but fans may be interested to know that the Yankees’ two road series come in homer-friendly ballparks. They play three in Toronto (which ranks third in HR this season among 30 home ballparks) and four in Texas (which ranks fourth in home run park factor).

For now, 60 is pretty cool. It will be amazing to see 62 after watching 61. But I can’t shake the dream that Judge might make a run at 73 and/or 74. The chances are small, but not zero.

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