Judge HR chase FAQ: How to watch, pace, more

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The baseball world remains intently focused on the Yankees’ as he pursues history.

Judge is not only one homer away from tying Roger Maris’ American League record of 61 homers from 1961, he’s also contending for the Triple Crown -- the league lead in batting average, homers and RBIs.

As anticipation continues to mount, here’s everything you need to know.

HOW TO WATCH

Monday

MLB.TV, the YES Network and Sportsnet will air the Yankees’ series opener in Toronto against the Blue Jays.

YANKEES REMAINING SCHEDULE

Monday-Wednesday: at Blue Jays
Sept. 30-Oct. 2: vs. Orioles
Oct. 3-Oct. 5 (four games): at Rangers

HOME RUN PACE

With 60 homers through 152 team games, Judge has averaged one home run every 2.5 team games this season. If he keeps up that pace, he would finish with 64 homers, the most anyone has hit in a season since Barry Bonds had an MLB-record 73 in 2001. It would be the sixth 64-plus homer season in MLB history. There have been nine with at least 60.

WHERE HE RANKS

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
2022 Aaron Judge: 60
1927 Babe Ruth: 60

TRIPLE CROWN WATCH

Judge has sizable leads in the home run and RBI departments, but he’s in a close race for the AL batting title. Here’s where he stands in each category (through Friday):

AL home run leaders:
1. Aaron Judge: 60
2. Yordan Alvarez: 37
2. Mike Trout: 37

AL RBI leaders:
1. Aaron Judge: 128
2. José Ramírez: 117
3. Kyle Tucker: 104

AL batting average leaders:
1. Aaron Judge: .314
2. Xander Bogaerts: .314
3. Luis Arraez: .313