Aaron Judge home run pace tracker

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Aaron Judge has hit 60 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.

PACE: 64 home runs

YANKEES HISTORY

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
2022 Aaron Judge: 60
1927 Babe Ruth: 60
1921 Babe Ruth: 59

PACE AND PATH COMPARISON

Judge is on pace for 64 home runs. That would be one homer every 2.5 team games over the Yankees' final 10. Here's how that pacing compares to Maris and Ruth in their 61 and 60-homer seasons, respectively.

In 1961, Maris hit 58 home runs in the Yankees' first 152 games, the '22 club's current total. That was a rate of one every 2.6 team games. He hit three homers the rest of the way in the team's final 11 games, as they played 163 with an early-season tie. That's a rate of one every 3.7 team games.

In 1927, Ruth hit 57 home runs in the Yankees' first 152 games. That's a rate of one home run every 2.7 team games. He hit three 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 three team games. That was a rate of one home run every team game 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 nine so far in September (21 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

2001 Barry Bonds, 73

It would be the sixth 64-plus homer season in MLB history. There have been nine 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
2022 Aaron Judge: 60
1927 Babe Ruth: 60

HOW DOES JUDGE COMPARE?

Here's how many homers each 60-homer hitter had through 152 team games -- the Yankees' current total, which has Judge at 60.

Most HR in a season, MLB history -- with totals through 152 team games:

2001 Barry Bonds: 73 -- 67
1998 Mark McGwire: 70 -- 63
1998 Sammy Sosa: 66 -- 62
1999 Mark McGwire: 65 -- 59
2022 Aaron Judge: 64 (current pace) -- 60
2001 Sammy Sosa: 64 -- 58
1999 Sammy Sosa: 63 -- 61
1961 Roger Maris: 61 -- 58
1927 Babe Ruth: 60 -- 57

QUITE A LEAD

Judge currently has an 18-homer lead over Kyle Schwarber for the MLB lead.

That would be the sixth-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
1924 Babe Ruth: +19

WHAT ABOUT THE TRIPLE CROWN?

We already know that Judge leads MLB, and thus the AL, in homers and RBIs, but he has a chance at leading all Triple Crown categories in the AL, too. The last winner was Miguel Cabrera in 2012 -- before that, no player had won a Triple Crown since Carl Yastrzemski in 1967.

Here's where Judge stands:

WHAT'S NEXT?

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

None announced