Aaron Judge joined an elite club on Tuesday in New York, hitting his 60th longball of the campaign.
The Yankees player thus became only the sixth player in major league history to achieve such a feat. Judge ejected a Wil Crowe offering out of bounds in the ninth inning.
See it in the video above.
Although Judge is the sixth athlete in history to hit 60 homers in a single season, it is however the ninth time that the feat has been accomplished, since Sammy Sosa has done it three times, while Mark McGwire pulled it off twice.
Judge will now try to join Roger Maris, who had managed 61 in 1961. It is he who holds the record in the American.
Judge’s strike has also started to come back. The outfielder first allowed the Bronx Bombers to reduce the Pirates’ lead from four to three points. Then, a few minutes later, Giancarlo Stanton scored a grand slam that ended hostilities.
See Giancarlo Stanton’s winning grand slam in the video below.