Aaron Judge Home Run Tracker: 40 & 41 Team Up

With a 449-foot throw to left center in the third inning on July 29, Aaron Judge of the Yankees became the first Major League Baseball player to hit 40 home runs that season. This shouldn’t come as a surprise since he was also number one on 10, 20 and 30.

Then, in the eighth inning, Judge put up an exclamation point in honor of his day by winning the No. 1.41 Grand Slam that turned a close game into a breakout.

As Judge follows the Yankees’ single-season home run record — every non-Yankee hitting at least 60 home runs has been doped — we track his progress from where Roger Maris was in 1961. (when he was 61) and where was Babe Ruth in 1927 (when he was 60).

Pitcher: Chris Bubich, KCR | Innings: 3
Location: left center | Distance: 449 feet

Pitcher: Jackson Kovar, KCR | Innings: 8
Lock: right | Distance: 370 feet Box Grade

After deprive MJ Melendez of a home run in the first inning, Judge got 81 mph off Chris Bubich in the third inning and he squashed him to left center to give the Yankees a 3-0 lead. Five innings — and one rain delay — he later went deep again, on this time with the bases loaded, bringing the score to 11-5.

Care | Pitcher: Scott Barlow, KCR | Inning: 9
Location: left center | Distance: 431 feet Box Grade

“The season he’s building never ceases to amaze,” manager Aaron Boone said of Judge’s ninth inning, which gave the Yankees their only win of the day—and a win at home. Boone added, “Just getting the pitch and just getting it up in the air like he did, not many people can hit it like that and take it like him.”

Pitcher: Taijuan Walker, New York | Inning: 1
Location: center right | Distance: 423 feet Box Grade

Judge and Anthony Rizzo hit back-to-back homers early in the first inning, but the Mets responded with four runs late in the first to take the win 6–3.

Pitcher: Dean Kremer, BALL | Innings: 3
Location: Left | Distance: 456 feet Box Grade

“I’ve seen a lot of greats – Albert Pujol and Miguel Cabrera – they’ve always hit over .300 and the power just came with them,” Judge said as he raised his season average to .294. “My goal has always been to break .300 and we will continue to work on that.”

No. 35 | Pitcher: Tyler Wells, BALL | Innings: 3
Location: left center | Distance: 436 feet

No. 36 | Pitcher: Tyler Wells, BALL | Innings: 5
Location: left center | Distance: 465 feet Box Grade

“It doesn’t help when you challenge him,” Tyler Wells said of the referee, who received the MVP chant despite the game being played in Baltimore. “The first home run I gave him, I was trying to get up there and just couldn’t make it. In the second, he just pitched right down the middle and shot wide.”

Pitcher: Brandon Bilak, HOLD | Inning: 9
Location: Left | Distance: 410 feet Box Grade

Judge’s three-run home run in the ninth landed on the railroad tracks over the wall in left field at Houston’s Minute Maid Park, but it wasn’t enough against the Astros as the Yankees lost 7–5.

July 16

No. 32 | Pitcher: Nick Pivetta, BOS | Innings: 5
Location: Left | Distance: 401 feet

No. 33 | Pitcher: Caleb Orth, BOS | Inning: 6
Location: left center | Distance: 444 feet Box Grade

“It’s incredible,” Judge said when told he hit 59 home runs one game before the All-Star break. “We have one more day. Don’t cut me off now.

Pitcher: Jeff Hoffman, CIN | Innings: 8
Location: center right | Distance: 435 feet Box Grade

“He’s one of the best pitchers in the league,” Judge said of right-handed starter Luis Castillo after he allowed just one pitch in seven innings as the Reds beat the Yankees in the 10th. “He just didn’t make too many mistakes for us to score. When you have 100 and paint the corners, you’re in for a tough day.”

Pitcher: Manny Banuelos, PIT | Innings: 8
Location: Left | Distance: 419 feet Box Grade

“It’s hard for me to put up with it,” manager Aaron Boone, whose career-high 26 home runs in 2002, said of Judge’s five-game no-home run streak for first place. 30 points in a 16-0 win over Pittsburgh. “So it was pretty impressive, whatever — halfway through — the baseball he plays. Obviously, the power was right there.”

Pitcher: Cole Irvin, OAK | Inning: 1
Location: Left | Distance: 429 feet Box Grade

“It would be great if that happened,” Judge said of the concept of hitting 62 home runs this season. “It’s going to be something pretty cool, but I think a finger ring at the end of the year would be even better.”

Care | Pitcher: Seth Martinez, HOLD | Inning: 10
Location: left center | Distance: 417 feet | Box Grade

“I told him I had to stop taking him for granted,” manager Aaron Boone said after Judge hit a triple home run in the 10th inning to give the Yankees a big win over Houston.

No. 26 | Pitcher: Shane Baz, TB | Innings: 4
Location: Left | Distance: 396 feet

No. 27 | Pitcher: Colin Poche, TB | Inning: 7
Location: Left | Distance: 406 feet Box Grade

Judge’s 22nd career multi-homer game helped offset the wildly hot Isaac Paredes, who hit home runs four times in two games for the Rays.

Pitcher: Shane McClanahan, TB | Inning: 1
Lock: right | Distance: 364 feet Box Grade

When asked what helped the Yankees to their 13th straight home win, Judge replied, “The fans. They’re loud, they’re on their feet the whole game, from the very first pitch they’re there and then at the end of the ninth they’re screaming.” Also helps: Homer Judge’s short shot against Shane McClanahan, American League favorite Cy Young, wouldn’t break the barrier in any other stadium.

No. 23 | Pitcher: Matt Swarmer, CHC | Inning: 1
Location: Left | Distance: 383 feet

No. 24 | Pitcher: Matt Swarmer, CHC | Innings: 5
Location: left center | Distance: 431 feet Box Grade

“It’s fun, I don’t mind leading,” Judge said after hitting his second career-leading homer. “It doesn’t matter if I lead or hit second.”

Pitcher: Cole Sands, MN | Inning: 1
Location: Center | Distance: 431 feet Box Grade

“No one should feel like they have to do everything,” Judge said after he and Giancarlo Stanton scored in the same game for the 23rd time in five seasons. “Hey, if we don’t get hit or get the job done at this time, I know the guy behind me will pick it up.”

Pitcher: Beau Briske, DET | Inning: 1
Lock: right | Distance: 378 feet Box Grade

A home run early in the game set the tone for the Yankees’ fifth straight win.

Pitcher: Alvin Rodriguez, DET | Innings: 3
Lock: right | Distance: 378 feet Box Grade

Judge became the first Major player this season to hit 20 homers, and his third-inning explosion landed right in front of the support section of the officiating chamber in right field.

Pitcher: Shohei Otani, LAA | Innings: 3
Location: Left | Distance: 405 feet Box Grade

“They’re really good at pitching,” Joe Maddon, the Angels’ manager at the time, said after Shohei Otani hit three home runs against the Yankees, including one for Judge. “They are very good at it.”

Pitcher: Colin Poche, TB | Innings: 8
Location: center right | Distance: 420 feet Box Grade

Serving as the team’s forward, Judge landed two hits, including a homer in the eighth, but it wasn’t enough in a 4-2 loss.

No. 16 | Pitcher: Jordan Lyles, BALL | Inning: 1
Location: left center | Distance: 418 feet

No. 17 | Pitcher: Jordan Lyles, BALL | Innings: 5
Location: Left | Distance: 405 feet Box Grade

“This is a really special event,” manager Aaron Boone said after the 20th multiplayer game of Judge’s career. “Sometimes I take it for granted, but not now. He’s a really special player and obviously really helps us offensively.”

Pitcher: Kendal Graveman, CHW | Innings: 8
Location: Left | Distance: 431 feet Box Grade

Judge’s home run in the eighth inning briefly tied the game, but Chicago hit two runs in the ninth to win.

No. 13 | Pitcher: Spencer Watkins, BALL | Innings: 3
Location: center right | Distance: 410 feet

No. 14| Pitcher: Joey Krebil, BALL | Innings: 5
Location: Center | Distance: 422 feet Box Grade

“I learned my lesson and decided to move to right field after that,” the umpire said after his first inning burst flew 399 feet but was stopped by a new wall in left field at Camden Yards.

Pitcher: Vince Velasquez, CHW | Innings: 4
Lock: right | Distance: 355 feet Box Grade

“We were set on fire,” White Sox manager Tony La Russa said after Judge and Giancarlo Stanton scored for the Yankees. “Almost always we missed our location. You will see how the catcher puts the jug in another place and disappears. This is what an attacker should do. Punished.”

Pitcher: Ryan Burr, CHW | Inning: 7
Location: Left | Distance: 456 feet Box Grade

“You know if you don’t do it, then the guy in front of you or behind you will,” Giancarlo Stanton said in a game in which he, Judge and Josh Donaldson all homed. “It’s good, it allows you to sort of get deep into your game, take your time and try to execute it as best you can.”

Care No. 1 | Pitcher: Jordan Romano, TOR | Inning: 9
Location: Left | Distance: 414 feet Box Grade

“It’s a weird feeling,” Judge said after hitting the homer against Toronto. “You hear the crowd going crazy and you see the bench and the guys jumping over the railing. A special moment that you can share with them.”

Pitcher: Alec Manoa, TOR | Inning: 6
Location: Left | Distance: 427 feet Box Grade

“It definitely breathed life into us,” manager Aaron Boone said of Judge’s 427-foot throw.

No. 7| Pitcher: Daniel Lynch, KCR | Inning: 1
Lock: right | Distance: 456 feet

No. 8 | Pitcher: Josh Stowmont, KCR | Inning: 9
Location: Center | Distance: 395 feet Box Grade

“What can I say?” pitcher Luis Severino asked the umpire, who hit a homer in the first and ninth innings. “Monster Guy”

Pitcher: Dylan Coleman, KCR | Inning: 7
Lock: right | Distance: 389 feet | Box Grade

“It was a tight game,” manager Aaron Boone said. “We came out of the gate with three passes, but on the seventh it was 3-2. There were some really good bats that did it.”

Pitcher: Paul Fry, BALL | Innings: 8
Location: Left | Distance: 415 feet Box Grade

Judge’s fifth homer of the season came after a series of costly mistakes in Baltimore. “Whenever you get extra strikeouts in a baseball game, you always want to cash in on them,” baseman Anthony Rizzo said.

Pitcher: Alexander Wells, BALL | Innings: 8
Location: Left | Distance: 392 feet | Box Grade

Judge joined Lou Gehrig and Jerry Mumphrey as a Yankee to Homer on their 30th birthday.

No. 2 | Pitcher: Eli Morgan, CLE | Innings: 3
Location: center right | Distance: 397 feet

No. 3| Pitcher: Tanner Tully, CLE | Innings: 5
Lock: right | Distance: 364 feet Box Grade

“The referee had this look in his eyes tonight,” manager Aaron Boone said. “Sometimes he tells me he got us, but right before the game he looked at me like, ‘I got it.

Pitcher: Jose Berrios, TOR | Innings: 5
Location: Left | Distance: 413 feet Box Grade

Anthony Rizzo, Gleiber Torres and Judge all hit home runs, but it wasn’t enough in the Yankees’ loss. The umpire’s first homer of the year came in Game 7 of the Yankees.