Aaron Judge, Albert Pujols milestone FAQ

The baseball world continues to focus intensely on the Yankees’ Aaron Judge and the Cardinals’ Albert Pujols as they simultaneously make history.

As the anticipation continues to build, here’s everything you need to know.

Judge: FOX will have a live national coverage of the Yankees vs. Red Sox opening game at 7:15 p.m. ET. You can also watch it on MLB.TV (off-market only), which is available for $29.99 for the rest of the regular season.

The Yankees (7:05 p.m. ET vs. the Red Sox) and the Cardinals (10:10 p.m. ET with the Dodgers) are both part of this week’s Friday Night Baseball doubleheader on Apple TV+. Friday Night Baseball is currently free and requires no purchase or subscription. Fans can access Friday Night Baseball games on Apple TV+ as follows:

Judge: The Yankees vs. Red Sox matchup (1:05 ​​p.m. ET) will air on YES Network and on MLB Network (OTC only) and MLB.TV (OTC only).

Pujols: You can watch Cardinals-Dodgers (9:10 p.m. ET) on Bally Sports Midwest or MLB.TV (off-market only).

Judge: ESPN will broadcast the series finale of the Yankees vs. the Red Sox (7 p.m. ET) live nationally.

Pujols: The Cardinals vs. Dodgers series finale will air on Bally Sports Midwest (4:10 p.m. ET). You can also watch on MLB.TV (off-market only).

Yankees (14 games remaining)

Thursday-Sunday: vs. Red Sox
Monday-Wednesday: at Blue Jays
30 Sept-Oct 2: against orioles
3 Oct-Oct 5: at Rangers

Cardinals (11 games left)

Judge: With 60 home runs in 148 team games, Judge has averaged a home run every 2.5 team games this season. If he keeps up that pace, he’d finish with 65 homers, the most anyone has hit in a season since Barry Bonds had an MLB record 73 in 2001. It would be the fifth 65-homer season in MLB history. There were nine with at least 60.

Pujols: The 42-year-old has homed every 7.9 team games in 2022, a pace that would leave him shy at 700 if things continue like this. However, he has gone deep 12 times in 42 team games since Aug. 10, a rate of one homer every 3.5 team games.

Most HR in a season, MLB history:

2001 Barry Bonds: 73
1998 Mark McGwire: 70
1998 Sammy Sosa: 66
1999 Mark McGwire: 65
2001 Sammy Sosa: 64
1999 Sammy Sosa: 63
1961 Roger Maris: 61
2022 Aaron Richter: 60
1927 Babe Ruth: 60

Most Career HR, MLB History:

Barry Bonds: 762
Hank Aaron: 755
Babe Ruth: 714
Albert Pujols: 698
Alex Rodriguez: 696

Judge has sizeable leads in the home run and RBI departments, but he’s in a tight race for the AL batting title. Here he is in each category (until Wednesday):

Leading AL Homers:
1. Aaron Richter: 60
2.Jordan Alvarez: 37
3. Mike Trout: 36

AL RBI Executives:
1. Aaron Richter: 128
2. Jose Ramirez: 115
3. Kyle Tucker: 102

AL batting average leader:
1. Aaron Richter: .3171
2. Xander Bogaerts: .3166
3. Luis Arraez: .3125

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