His name Aaron Judge And the word “history” has been used in the same sentence recently, and for good reason — Judge became the sixth player in AL/NL history to hit 60 home runs in a single season. A solo shot in the ninth inning Tuesday’s win over the Pirates at Yankee Stadium and with two more homersHe holds the all-time American League record. But Judge’s teammates have been making history of their own.
After Judge’s homer cut New York’s deficit to three runs on Tuesday, the Yanks loaded the bases for Giancarlo Stanton. Coming off a great run to secure a 9-8 win. Then, at Pittsburgh, in the first inning on Wednesday Oswaldo Cabrera He hit me with a great belt to open the score. It was the first time in AL/NL history that a team hit a grand slam, then scored the first four runs of the next game with another slam.
It was also only the third instance of a team hitting a grand slam in the finals of one game and suffering another loss in the first round of the next tournament. Based on statistical performance, the others were the Red Sox in 1955 and the Dodgers in 2017.
Yankees — In a row, Judge and Aaron Hicks to A The attack of these same pirates In the year The streak is so rare that no team in history has ever hit a streak of more than one streak against the same opponent — not to mention the same season.
As the baseball world waits with bated breath to break the venerable AL mark of 61 home runs set by Roger Maris in 1961, Judge’s colleagues are setting the table and serving some historic dishes ahead of the highly anticipated highlight. Course