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Aaron Judge's Yankee heroism put him on par with Mickey Mantle

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  • new york yankees Star aaron judge We’re in for a monster, and perhaps historic, season. He added it on Thursday night.

The right-handed slugger hit a league-leading 39th home run of the season, scoring the only run in the game, in a 1-0 win over the Royals and helping New York bounce back from a sweep earlier in the week. Mets hand.

Judges have a chance for the Yankees, 61, to tie or break Roger Maris’ record for most home runs in a season, but his home run Thursday saw him tie another record with another legend. was helpful. It was Judge’s third walk-off home run of the year and tied Mickey Mantle for the most by a Yankee in his season.

Yankees’ Aaron Judge hits walk-off home run against Royals

Aaron Judge sealed a 1-0 win for the New York Yankees thanks to a walk-off homer in the bottom of the ninth.

The judge’s heroism on Thursday came amid a tough stretch that has been rare for him this season. He lost 5-0 Wednesday against the Mets as the Yankees lost 3-2 in the walk-off game. Before his game-winning home run, the judges said he was 0-for-2 with his two strikeouts. He admitted Thursday’s game was tough following a two-game sweep to the Mets.

“Especially in that situation, I [0-for-2] With two people [strikeouts]Judges told reporters about the game in which he hit a home run off Royals closer Scott Barlow. Get something on the plate and make something happen for the people behind me.

Amazingly, before this season, Judge had never hit a walk-off home run in his seven-year career. That has clearly changed and he now looks like he’s one of the top clutch hitters in the game. He is the only player with three (Jimmy Foxx, Royce Bars, Andrei Shear) to hit three or more walk-off homers in a season, and each player has hit his four. In addition to the three walk-off homers, Judge has had four walk-off hits this season, including a walk-off hit against the Astros in June.

As far back as 1975, only four players had four or more walk-off hits in a single season. Andre Ethier holds the record for most walk-off hits for the Dodgers in 2009, when he had six.

He hasn’t hit a walk-off home run until this season, so there’s still a way to hit a career walk-off home run if the judges want to set another record. Jim Torme leads with 13, his six others (Fox, Mantle, Musial, Babe Ruth, Frank Robinson and Albert Pujols) with 12 and he is second.

Andrew Benintendi, who played his first game against the Yankees on Thursday after being traded by the Royals on Wednesday, believes the judges dictated the script as to how the game ended.

“From the other side, it’s unbelievable what he’s doing,” Benintendi said. “And tonight, being a part of it seems to have been created exactly the way he wanted it.”

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