Aaron Judge was oh, so close to making history Thursday night.
With the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox tied at 4-4 in the bottom of the ninth inning, Judge sent a blast to deep center as fans rose out of their seats, preparing to be a part of Major League Baseball history.
“Aaron Judge … center field … way back … Hernandez is there,” FOX play-by-play man Adam Amin called on broadcast.
Red Sox outfielder Kiké Hernández made the catch right at the warning track and the crowd let out a massive groan in unison.
Yankees’ Aaron Judge was THIS close to tying Roger Maris’ AL HR record
Aaron Judge was just a few feet away from hitting his 61st homer of the season and winning the game for the New York Yankees in the bottom of the ninth inning against the Boston Red Sox.
Judge will get another shot to tie Roger Maris’ American League home run record of 61 on Friday night, when the Yankees go up against the Red Sox in the second game of this three-game series. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. ET on Apple TV+.
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Going from 0-60
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A-Rod: “Judge’s legend has only grown”
Former Yankees great Alex Rodriguez discusses Judge’s historic season and why it’s even more impressive considering he’s doing it as a member of the Bronx Bombers, a franchise on which the bright lights rarely dim.
Alex Rodriguez discusses the greatness of Aaron Judge’s historical season
FOX MLB Analyst and Former New York Yankee Alex Rodriguez discusses the magnitude of Aaron Judge’s historical season as he attempts to pass Roger Maris’ AL home run record.
Maris family: “It’s obviously mixed emotions”
FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal spoke to Roger Maris Jr. and the Maris family about Judge approaching and potentially passing his father’s home run record.
Ken Rosenthal talks to the family of Yankees legend Roger Maris
Ken Rosenthal talks to the children of New York Yankees’ legend Roger Maris about Aaron Judge chasing the Yankees’ record for most home runs in a single season.
Time to savor Judge’s brilliance
FOX Sports’ Martin Rogers says that Judge’s pursuit of history is not only a chance for fans to revel in his magnificent ability, but to also remember the titans of yesteryear, such as Babe Ruth and Roger Maris.
Aaron Judge’s year is “most impressive offensive season in 25 years”
The Yankees’ slugger is one home run away from Roger Maris’ AL record. Nick Wright explains why he believes Judge’s run “might be more impressive than Barry Bonds’ 73.”
Judge for AL MVP … right?
Despite Judge’s statistical brilliance — he’s on his way to winning the AL Triple Crown — there is a superstar in Los Angeles that is putting up numbers never seen before for a second consecutive season, on the mound and at the plate.
Shohei Ohtani vs Aaron Judge: AL MVP debate
Ben Verlander and Alex Curry give their weekly American League MVP update as both Aaron Judge and Shohei Ohtani continue to make their case for the award.
Will the Yanks retain Judge?
Crazy thing to think, isn’t it?
Judge is a free agent after this season, and given his dominance this year, his price tag will be … steep.
Is it possible he could make his way out of The Big Apple?
Aaron Judge sits one home run shy of tying AL record
Skip Bayless and Shannon Sharpe rank Judge among the best HR hitters of all-time.
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