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Aaron Judge finds support from relative of Yankees legend amid home run chase


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Aaron Judge is one home run away from becoming the first MLB player to eclipse the 60 home run mark in a single season since Barry Bonds and Sammy Sosa did it in 2001.

The New York Yankees star is hitting 60 home runs and is just two away from tying the American League record with Roger Maris. His 60th and a few more could come as early as this week, as the team opens a two-game series against the Pittsburgh Pirates and then a four-game series against the Boston Red Sox.

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New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge, #99, reacts after hitting a double against the Minnesota Twins during the first inning of a baseball game on Monday, Sept. 5, 2022, in New York.
(AP Photo/Noah K. Murray)

All eyes will be on Judge as he hunts for the record.

One of those people watching the slugger would be a relative of “The Great Bambino” himself, Babe Ruth. The legendary baseball player initially held the record for most home runs in a single season with 60 in 1927 before it was surpassed by Maris, Bonds, Sosa and Mark McGwire.

Tom Stevens, son of Ruth’s second wife, Julia Ruth Stevens, told the New York Post Tuesday that Judge and Ruth’s home runs are somewhat similar.

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New York Yankees' Aaron Judge catches a ball hit by Milwaukee Brewers' Hunter Renfroe during the first inning of a baseball game Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022, in Milwaukee.

New York Yankees’ Aaron Judge catches a ball hit by Milwaukee Brewers’ Hunter Renfroe during the first inning of a baseball game Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022, in Milwaukee.
(AP Photo/Aaron Gash)

“I’d say Judge’s sky-high shots are reminiscent of Babe’s,” he told the outlet. “That’s a nice way to put it.”

Stevens said he’s in Judge’s corner in the chase.

“All I hear about him is that he’s a good young man, and you want somebody like that to do well,” he said.

“He has a good swing… You look for him a bit clumsy on the course because he’s so big, but he’s acrobatic and very athletic. They always talked about the sound when Babe hit the ball, which was different. than when someone else hits, and they say the same thing about Judge. But Babe’s career slugging percentage (.690), no one will ever touch.”

Not only is Judge entering home run record territory, he’s also in the midst of an American League Triple Crown.

Aaron Judge of the New York Yankees reacts after hitting a single during the sixth inning of the team's baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2022, in New York.

Aaron Judge of the New York Yankees reacts after hitting a single during the sixth inning of the team’s baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2022, in New York.
(AP Photo/Adam Hunger)

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He leads the American League in two of three key categories: home runs (59) and RBIs (127). His .316 batting average is just .001 behind Minnesota Twins first baseman Luis Arraez.



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