New York Yankees captain Aaron Judge was the star of the show in their series opener against the Baltimore Orioles on Tuesday night. The Yankees made an amazing comeback from 4-0 down to win the game 6-5 in the 10th inning, with Judge hitting the game-tying home run in the ninth.
It was yet another example of how dominant Judge has been from the plate, and it has convinced one radio show host that he will go down as the greatest Yankees player ever.
Judge made history last season by hitting 62 home runs, setting a new single-season American League home run record. That season is widely considered to be one of the best offensive campaigns in the history of the MLB.
The 31-year-old was back at it in Tuesday's game against the Orioles, hitting his 14th homer of the season, having previously spent a brief 10-day stint in the IL.
Radio host Craig Carton believes that the slugger's continued excellence, combined with his glorious career, could make him the greatest Yankees player ever.
“All you old school baseball fans can yell at me all you want,” Carton said. “He’s got a chance to become the greatest Yankee of all time."
The Yankees throw away series vs the Orioles despite Aaron Judge's heroics
Following their heroic comeback in the first game, the New York Yankees lost the other two games of the series. They lost 9-6 and 3-1, with Judge hitting the only run in the final game.
Just when their MLB season seemed to be picking up with a string of wins in recent weeks, they threw away their advantage in disappointing style.
Next up for the Yankees is a three-game series against the San Diego Padres.