Aaron Judge, wife celebrate 54th homer at US Open

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After hitting his 54th home run of the 2022 season, Aaron Judge and his wife Samantha Bracksieck celebrated the achievement at the US Open. The slugger had his latest homer against the Twins at Yankee Stadium on Monday. His performance also came in handy for in the Yankees, who won the game 5-2.

The slugger finished off his Labor Day with a trip to Arthur Ashe Stadium in Queens, where the couple watched the US Open game between Belarussian Aryna Sabalenka and American Danielle Collins. The 4th round tie ended with Sabalenka defeating Collins.

The couple first started dating when they were both students at the same high school in California, and they ran into each other again when they were both attending Fresno State. In December of last year, Judge tied the knot with Bracksieck, who was 29 at the time.

Judge looks set to enter the exclusive club of players who had scored 60 home runs in a single season. While fans expect him to at least break the 61-year record of 61 homers set by Roger Maris, MLB analysts see a potential in him to touch the 65 home run mark.

On Monday, the California-born hitter had his third consecutive homer. Judge also leads in walks, RBI, total bases, slugging percentage, OPS+, OPS, and the maximum number of runs this season. He is also the highest-ranking player in the FanGraphs and WARP.

While Judge has 54 homers until September 5, Kyle Schwarber of Philadelphia is a distant second with 36 home runs.

Aaron Judge began the season with a lot of questions over his refusal to sign a $230 deal with the Yankees that might have committed him to The Bronx for seven years. However, the outfielder evaded any controversy following a debate over his refusal and let his bat speak for him. Today, all agree that Judge took a just stand and he deserves a big contract.

Judge’s 54 home runs came in 135 games. The Yankees have still 27 games to play and the player is expected to join the lineup at least in 26 games. Going by his present record, the slugger can reach 65 homers surpassing Babe Ruth’s 60, Maris’ 61, and Sammy Sosa’s 64.

Barry Bonds of the Giants is the all-time single-season home run leader with 73 homers in 2001.

As Judge and Bracksieck raised their glasses for the camera, the bling of Judge’s wedding ring could be seen in the images. In November, he undoubtedly has his sights set on acquiring yet another “ring” to add to his collection.

Cheer up for the couple and the consecutive homers by Aaron Judge. When do you think he will surpass Roger Maris’ record?

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