It is one away.
Aaron Judge led off the bottom of the ninth inning with a 430-foot throw to left center field for his 60th home run of the season. Judge tied Babe Ruth’s record from 1927 when the Yankees were losing to the Pirates 8-5 at Yankee Stadium.
Judge is one short of the American League record set by Roger Maris in 1961, with Maris’s family present at the stadium to watch him challenge his record.
On the throw by Pirates right-hander Will Crowe, Judge became the sixth player in Major League history (ninth time) to hit at least 60 home runs in a single season, tying Babe Ruth’s record of 60. . the second-most in Yankees history and one short of the team and American League record set by Roger Maris in 1961.
Only Maris, Barry Bonds (73 in 2001), Mark McGwire (70 in 1998 and 65 in 1999) and Sammy Sosa (64 in 2001 and 63 in 2001) have hit more home runs in a single season.