Tracks New York Yankees star Aaron Judge’s pursuit of 60-plus home runs

Baseball history may be on the horizon as Aaron Judge approaches the elite mark of 60 home runs.

The New York Yankees outfielder took a step closer to his 55th homer on Wednesday against the Minnesota Twins. The Yankees outfielder had an outstanding season at the plate, batting .302 and logging 118 RBIs. He’s one of the reasons New York is among MLB’s elite entering the stretch run.

Judge was also on the verge of making Yankees history, needing just 7 more dingers to break Roger Maris’ 1961 record of 61 home runs in a season — a mark that stood for more than six decades. It is also the American League single-season record for home runs.

Judge’s quest to reach 60 has captivated the baseball world. We’re tracking every home run he hits from now until the end of the season.

Here’s where Judge stands in his pursuit of MLB history.

Next games:

Wednesday, 7:35 pm ET, vs. MIN (opposite Joe Ryan)

Thursday, 7:05 pm ET, vs. MIN (opposite Sonny Gray)

Home run no. 55

Judge hit a 374-foot home run to left field off Louie Varland on Wednesday afternoon. It is the second time in his career that he has hit a home run in at least four consecutive games. Judge is now on pace for 65 home runs, assuming he plays the Yankees’ remaining 26 games.

Home run no. 54

Judge hit a two-run home run to left field by Trevor Megill, breaking a 2-2 tie and proving to be the difference in a 5-2 win. This ties him with Alex Rodriguez for most home runs in a season by a right-handed hitter in New York Yankees history.

Home run no. 53

Leading off the game, Judge needed just two pitches before bringing Shawn Armstrong 450 feet into left field. This is Judge’s new career high in home runs. He is on pace for 66 home runs, which would tie Sammy Sosa for third most in MLB history.

Home run no. 52

In the top of the ninth inning against the Rays, Judge launched a 392-foot dinger off a Jason Adam changeup for his 52nd homer, matching his career high from 2017.

Home run no. 51

Judge took a fastball to center field from Angels starter Mike Mayers. He is now tied with Maris for most home runs before September in Yankees history.

Home run no. 50

Judge launched a 1-1 curveball from Jose Quijada into center field for his 50th home run of the year. He was the first Yankees player to hit 50 HR before September since Roger Maris in 1961. It was also his second 50-home run season of his career. He is the third Yankees player to record multiple 50-HR seasons, joining Babe Ruth (4) and Mickey Mantle (2). He is on pace for 63 home runs this season.