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2022 Aaron Judge home run pace tracker

Aaron Judge has hit 55 home runs this season. What could be on the docket for the rest of the season? Here’s a look at his homer pace and potential context.

That would be the most in a season in Yankees history. Roger Maris’ 61 in 1961 is also the American League record.

Most HR in a season, Yankees history:

1961 Roger Maris: 61
1927 Babe Ruth: 60
1921 Babe Ruth: 59

Judge is on pace for 64 home runs. That would be one homer every 2.7 team games over the Yankees’ final 24. Here’s how that pacing compares to Maris and Ruth in their 61 and 60-homer seasons, respectively.

In 1961, Maris hit 53 home runs in the Yankees’ first 138 games, the ’22 club’s current total. That was a rate of one every 2.6 team games. He hit eight homers the rest of the way in the team’s final 25 games, as they played 163 with an early-season tie. That’s a rate of one every 3.1 team games.

In 1927, Ruth hit 50 home runs in the Yankees’ first 138 games. That’s a rate of one home run every 2.8 team games. He hit 10 the rest of the way, in a 154-game season, with a 155th in the form of a makeup game due to a tie — so, over the course of 17 team games. That was a rate of one home run every 1.7 team games down the stretch.

So far this year, Judge hit six home runs in April (played in 20 games), 12 in May (27 games), 11 in June (28 games), 13 in July (25 games), nine in August (27 games) and four so far in September (seven games).

In ’61, Maris hit one home run in April (played in 15 games), 11 in May (26 games), 15 in June (32 games), 13 in July (28 games), 11 in August (31 games), nine in September (28 games) and one in one October game.

In ’27, Ruth hit four home runs in April (played in 15 games), 12 in May (28 games), nine in June (23 games), nine in July (31 games), nine in August (26 games), 17 in September (27 games) and none in one October game.

WOULD BE MOST IN MLB SINCE

It would be the sixth 64-plus homer season in MLB history. There have been eight with at least 60.

Most HR in a season, MLB history:

2001 Barry Bonds: 73
1998 Mark McGwire: 70
1998 Sammy Sosa: 66
1999 Mark McGwire: 65
2001 Sammy Sosa: 64
1999 Sammy Sosa: 63
1961 Roger Maris: 61
1927 Babe Ruth: 60

The most home runs by a right-handed AL batter in a season is 58, by Hank Greenberg in 1938 and Jimmie Foxx in 1932.

Here’s how many homers each 60-homer hitter had through 138 team games — the Yankees’ current total, which has Judge at 55.

Most HR in a season, MLB history — with totals through 138 team games:

2001 Barry Bonds: 73 — 58
1998 Mark McGwire: 70 — 55
1998 Sammy Sosa: 66 — 55
2022 Aaron Judge: 64 (current pace) — 55
1999 Mark McGwire: 65 — 54
2001 Sammy Sosa: 64 — 53
1999 Sammy Sosa: 63 — 58
1961 Roger Maris: 61 — 53
1927 Babe Ruth: 60 — 50

Judge currently has a 19-homer lead over Kyle Schwarber for the MLB lead.

That would be tied with 1924 Ruth for the fifth-largest difference between Nos. 1 and 2 in home runs for a season, behind only:

1921 Babe Ruth: +35
1920 Babe Ruth: +35
1926 Babe Ruth: +26
1928 Babe Ruth: +23

Here are the upcoming announced probable pitchers facing the Yankees, and Judge’s home run history against each, if any

Friday vs. Rays — RHP Drew Rasmussen: no home runs in one plate appearance
Saturday vs. Rays — RHP Corey Kluber: no home runs in 15 plate appearances

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