Aaron Judge home run watch: Tracking the Yankees slugger in 2022

Did Aaron Judge hit a home run last night? 

With his prodigious home run power, Judge of the New York Yankees had a historic 2022 season. He didn't catch Barry Bonds' all-time record of 73 home runs in 2001, but he attained several other important milestones. 

Judge has become just the sixth player in baseball history to hit 60 or more home runs in a season (joining Bonds, Mark McGwire, Sammy Sosa, Roger Maris and Babe Ruth).

He broke the Yankees' franchise record and American League record of 61 homers Maris set in 1961.

Aaron Judge is making a run at Roger Maris' American League and New York Yankees franchise record of 61 home runs in a season.

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Here's the latest on Judge's progress (updated through Oct. 3):   

How many home runs does Aaron Judge have?

After going seven games without a home run, Judge tied Maris' franchise and American League record last Wednesday night with his 61st home run of the season. 

In the final regular season game of the year, Judge slugged No. 62. It came against Texas Rangers pitcher Jesus Tinoco.

How many home runs is Aaron Judge on pace to hit this season?

With 61 homers in the Yankees' 159 games, Judge averaged 0.38 home runs per game. Continuing on that pace for the rest of the season, he finished with a total of 62. 

How likely was it Aaron Judge would pass Roger Maris? 

Likely. Judge needed just one home run in the Yankees' final three games to break Maris' American League and franchise record.

How likely was it Aaron Judge would catch Barry Bonds?

Not likely at all. Judge needed 12 home runs in the Yankees' final three games to tie Bonds' single-season record.  

Who hit the most home runs in a single season?

2001 Barry Bonds: 73

1998 Mark McGwire: 70

1998 Sammy Sosa: 66

1999 Mark McGwire: 65

2001 Sammy Sosa: 64

1999 Sammy Sosa: 63

2022: Aaron Judge: 62

1961 Roger Maris: 61

1927 Babe Ruth: 60