Judge hits 60th HR, ties Babe Ruth for 2nd in Yankees history
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The magical ride continues for Aaron Judge.
The New York Yankees star outfielder blasted his 60th home run in the ninth inning of Tuesday's game with the Pittsburgh Pirates. The homer pulls Judge into a tie with Babe Ruth for the second-most in a season in Yankees history, one behind Roger Maris' club record of 61.
The slugger received a curtain call following the milestone blast and tipped his cap to the adoring fanbase.
Judge becomes just the sixth player in MLB history to hit 60 or more home runs in a season, joining Barry Bonds, Mark McGwire, Sammy Sosa, Ruth, and Maris in the illustrious club.
The 30-year-old admitted after the ball game that it's not lost on him to be in the same company as some of the greatest players in franchise history.
"When you talk about Ruth and Maris and Mantle and all these Yankees greats … you never imagine as a kid getting mentioned with them," Judge said, according to SNY.
"It's an incredible honor. Something I don't take lightly at all."
The historic home run ball was caught by four college kids who approached security at Yankees Stadium to return it to Judge, saying it belonged to him after such an incredible accomplishment, according to NJ.com's Brendan Kuty.
Judge is putting together one of the best offensive campaigns in recent memory and is well-positioned to take home the AL triple crown. He has registered a staggering 1.122 OPS with 128 RBIs and 123 runs scored across 529 at-bats this season.
The Yankees went on to win the ball game in thrilling fashion after Giancarlo Stanton clobbered a walk-off grand slam to cap the comeback.