Aaron Judge of the Yankees is exactly what we need in Major League Baseball today. It is giant in many ways. At 6 feet 7 inches and 285 pounds, he’s steadily close to Roger Maris’ one-season MLS and Yankee record of 61 in 1961.
He’s hit 60, and there are 14 games left at this writing, so his chances are good. He also has a chance to lead the league in his teammates, batting runs, and hitting average — a rare Triple Crown — that a Yankee hasn’t done since Mickey Mantle in 1956.