Yankees slugger Aaron Choose additional etched himself within the historical past books on Tuesday night time, hitting his 60th dwelling run of the season in a comeback win over the Pirates.
Choose’s milestone dwelling run got here in his fifth and last plate look in what become a 9-Eight win for the Yankees. His blast reduce the deficit to 3 runs, and Giancarlo Stanton would finally drill a walk-off grand slam to finish a magical ninth inning at Yankee Stadium.
Choose is just the sixth participant to hit 60 dwelling runs in a season and the primary since 2001. Three who’ve reached the milestone — Barry Bonds, Mark McGwire, and Sammy Sosa — admitted to utilizing steroids on the peaks of their careers. After that trio, you’d need to go all the way in which again to 1961, when Roger Maris hit 61 for the Yankees.
Choose can now flip his consideration to Maris’ American League report of 61 dwelling runs, which can also be probably the most hit in a season by a participant who has not admitted to utilizing steroids.
The Yankees nonetheless have 15 video games left on their schedule, placing Choose on tempo for 66 dwelling runs.