NEW YORK -- This has been a remarkable season for Aaron Judge, a performance destined to be remembered among the most outstanding offensive campaigns in baseball history. And fans everywhere should “all rise” for this indisputable fact: The Yankees slugger isn’t close to done yet.
Judge hit his Major League-leading 60th home run on Tuesday, launching a solo shot to deep left-center field in the bottom of the ninth inning. Not just historic, the homer sparked the Yankees to a 9-8 walk-off win over the Pirates when Giancarlo Stanton crushed a grand slam into the left-field seats four batters later.
“I haven’t really been thinking about numbers or stats and stuff like that,” Judge said. “I’m going out there trying to help my team win. At the time, it was a solo shot in the ninth, still down by a couple of runs. But this team, we’ve always had a never-say-die attitude. We fight until the end.”
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