Aaron Judge scores his 60th home run of the season, forming an elite MLB club

Aaron Judge scores his 60th home run of the season, forming an elite MLB club ...

Aaron Judge became the sixth player in MLB history to hit 60 home runs in a single season on Tuesday night.

In the ninth inning, Judge scored his 60th home run of the season against Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Wil Crowe.

Judge is the third Yankee in history to hit 60 home runs in a single season, after Roger Maris (61 in 1961) and Babe Ruth (60 in 1927). He is the first person to reach the milestone since Barry Bonds (73) and Sammy Sosa (64) in 2001.

Bonds, Sosa, and Mark McGwire have since exceeded Maris, but their involvement with performance-enhancing drugs has tarnished their legacy in the eyes of many baseball fans, who believe Judge's 62nd home run will set the all-time high.

Although the judge has stated that "73 is the new record," others are concerned that 62 might be worth up to $10 million.

The prices to see and/or catch 61 and 62 have also risen, so Judge may remain stoic whenever he wants, but 62 is still significant.

On Sunday, Judge struck his 59th home run of the season, breaking the American League single-season record for the most home runs struck by a right-handed batter.

After rejecting the Yankees' $230.5 million contract over an eight-year period, the judge will be a free agent this year, and no bet on yourself has ever paid out so brilliantly.

His.316 batting average leads the American League, while his 93 walks lead the league.

The judge has 15 games left to break the record. Since July 15, he's averaged just over a home homer every other game.

Judge's home run set the Yankees up 8-4, but it sparked a stunning comeback for the Yanks, who won 9-8 on a walk-off Giancarlo Stanton grand slam.

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Michael Kessler, 20, grabbed Aaron Judge's 60th home run ball on Tuesday night at Yankee Stadium, returning the ball to Judge shortly after the Yankees' impressive 9-8 comeback victory over the Pirates.

Judge is the ninth player in Major League history to hit at least 60 home runs in a single season, joining Barry Bonds (73 in 2001), Mark McGwire (65 in 1999), Sammy Sosa (66 in '98; 64 in 2001; 63 in 1999), Roger Maris (61 in 1961) and Babe Ruth (60 in 1987).

Aaron Judge has struck out 60 home runs this season. What do you think the Yankees' schedule will be like for the rest of the season? Here's a look at his homer tempo and possible context. That's the highest total for a Yankees season.

Barry Bonds and Hank Aaron With 762 home runs, Barry Bonds holds the Major League Baseball record. On August 7, 2007, he beat Hank Aaron, who had hit 755 home runs.

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