The 2022 Major League Baseball season is over. Our Chicago White Sox were one of the most disappointing teams in the league but that doesn’t mean that baseball wasn’t amazing anyway. There were plenty of big stories that made the game as exciting as ever.
One of the biggest was the season that Aaron Judge had playing for the New York Yankees. In the second to last game of the season, he hit his 62nd home run which broke Roger Maris’s record for the most in a single season ever by an American League player.
That is an incredible accomplishment as the American League has had some amazing home run hitters in history. Doing it for a team like the Yankees makes it even more special because being elite in that market is not an easy task. Judge handled himself so well while doing all of this.
It was fun to keep up with as the season came to an end. It started to become obvious that he had a legit chance at this feat a little after the All-Star break. There were multiple runs that he went on where he had a home run in what felt like every game.
The Chicago White Sox gave up a few home runs to Aaron Judge this season.
The White Sox faced Judge a few times this season. He played in seven games against them and started in all seven. In those seven games, he hit three home runs out of his 62. The White Sox giving up a few homers to Judge really helped him just inch over that record.
Two of Judge’s three home runs against the White Sox came at Guaranteed Rate Field. Of course, the third was at Yankee Stadium where he hit 30 of his 62 home runs.
It wasn’t fun at the moment when he went deep against the White Sox but he certainly hit lots of home runs against everyone. In fact, the only opponent that he ended with 0 home runs against was the St. Louis Cardinals who only played him in three games.
Most of his damage naturally came against his American League East division rivals which is crazy because that turned out to be one of the best divisions in the history of the sport.
However, the White Sox aren’t the AL Central team that gave up the most to Judge as the Kansas City Royals allowed him to hit seven home runs.
Again, Judge doesn’t play for the White Sox but you have to recognize greatness when it is staring you in the face. Now, right before he becomes an unrestricted free agent, he is hoping to make a deep playoff run with the Yankees. Maybe a special postseason run is in store for him.