Yankees radio broadcaster John Sterling’s call of Aaron Judge’s 60th home run is utterly perfect.
The New York Yankees completed an incredible comeback against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday night, as they entered the ninth inning down four runs. Yet, it was Aaron Judge who got the rally started, with his historic 60th home run of the season.
With that blast, Judge tied Babe Ruth for second on the single-season home run list in the American League. Ruth held the record before Roger Maris broke it back in 1961.
Sterling could barely stay in his seat, as the longtime Yankees radio broadcaster hasn’t seen a season like Judge’s in quite some time.
Aaron Judge home runs: How close is he to history?
Judge is just two home runs away from making history. He is one home run away from tying Maris’ single-season American League mark, and at this point it seems likely he will reach that point. Judge hit two home runs against the Milwaukee Brewers over the weekend, and followed that up with his blast against the Pirates.
At this rate, this story may be old news by Wednesday night.
As for Judge, he bet on himself heading into the season.
He’ll hit free agency this offseason, and New York’s ultimate goal is to keep him, of course. But Brian Cashman’s previous offer of below $230 million will have to come up quite a bit — in fact, MLB insiders have projected Judge to make about $100 million more than that when the time comes for him to put ink to paper.