Aaron Judge Explodes Again; Maris Record Poised To Fall

More lines in the record books for Aaron Judge, as he moved not one, but two steps closer to the all-time American League home run mark. Judge blasted a pair of home runs on Sunday, giving him a remarkable 59 on the season, with two weeks to play.

As you can see in the graphic, he is far ahead of Roger Maris's record pace, who only had 56 at this point in the season in 1961, when he finished with 61.  

And what's more, Judge is now one batting average point shy of the Triple Crown.

His September numbers are completely off-the-charts ridiculous. 

Judge is batting .491 in September, with a .590 on-base percentage, and 1.018 slugging percentage. That gives him an unheard-of 1.604 OPS. Which, as Jeff Passan notes, is 250 points better than anyone else in baseball this month. 

But wait, that's not all. His incredible 4-for-5 performance on Sunday entered the record books on yet another front.  

He mashed all five of his batted balls in play at 110 MPH exit velocity, the most ever recorded in one game. The old record was three batted balls at 110+.

The accolades never seem to end for the Yankees' MVP-in-waiting. And, don't forget, free agent-in waiting. 

16 games to play. Two HR to tie Maris. Three for the all-time record.  

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