as if Hitting 60 home runs wasn’t enough, New York Yankees Star Aaron Judge He is chasing the triple crown.

The prestigious baseball achievement is achieved when a hitter leads the league, AL or NL, in batting average, home runs and RBIs in the same season. Detroit Tigers Slugger Miguel Cabrera In the year In 2012, they won MLB’s last triple crown, breaking a decade-long streak since Carl Yastrzemski. Boston Red Sox In 1967

For many summers, The former looks like a 2022 triple crown threat St. Louis Cardinals First baseman Paul Goldschmidt. But just as Goldschmidt fell off the homer pace in the NL, Judge moved his offense up the batting average leaderboard in the AL. Judge went supernova after citing Cabrera’s 300-hit goal in July. He is hitting .371 since the All-Star break. That raised his overall average from .284 to a high of .317 this week.

His home run and RBI lead seems insurmountable, Judge basically is. A handful of AL stars competing for the batting title Find out if he’ll add the triple crown to what’s already a ridiculous honor roll in 2022.

So, with more than a dozen games left, we’ll be following his pursuit at the end of each night.

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 21: Aaron Judge #99 of the New York Yankees reacts from second base after hitting a double in the 1st inning of a game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Yankee Stadium on September 21, 2022 in the Bronx.  New York City.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Aaron Judge is closing out this regular season with a bang for the AL East-leading Yankees. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Is Aaron Judge in line for the Triple Crown?

Thursday, September 22: yes. But it’s still close. Judge posted his first hitless game since Sept. 7, but it’s not like the Red Sox gave him many chances. Judge went 0-for-2 with three walks and a strikeout. In his last at-bat, Ball apparently hit 61 homers. Yankee Stadium is amazing.

Fortunately for the judges, the Boston Red Sox shortstop Xander BogaertsHis batting average dropped further with an 0-for-5 night. Here’s how the batting average leaderboard currently sits:

  1. Aaron Judge: .31589

  2. Xander Bogaerts: .31358

  3. Luis Arez.31262

This one is going down to the wire.

Here’s how the leaderboards look now.

Wednesday, September 21: yes. Right now, Judge’s closest competition is Boston Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts. After strong nights for both, Judge is ahead by slim margins. The leaderboards show them both at .317, but Judge’s average is a touch higher if you go down a decimal.

Making it all more interesting? The Yankees and Red Sox begin a four-game series in the Bronx on Thursday.

Tuesday, September 20: yes. The same night he hit home run No. 60 — and sparked a game-winning rally — Judge moved into the lead for the AL batting title for the first time. He started the night behind Luis Ararez and Xander Bogaerts before pulling ahead thanks to a ninth-inning blast.

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