Aaron Judge is already generating MVP buzz because of his oversized stats, and with more than one-third of the season now gone, his historic pace can no longer be considered just a fluke.
With exactly 100 games left in the season, Judge leads all players with 22 home runs. To put that in perspective, of the eight times in MLB history when a player hit at least 60 home runs in a season, only four times did the player have more than 22 home runs at this point in the season.
Technically, Judge is on pace to hit 57 home runs this season. But as the weather warms up, balls can start flying farther, and as the chart below shows, some of the players who hit 60 home runs in a season picked up the pace as the season went along.
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