The argument about where Aaron is in Fierce debate among fans The Judge’s season stands in MLB history after the New York Yankees star smashed his 62nd homer of the year on Oct. 4.
“One of the big conversations this year was about Aaron Judge’s quest for [Roger] Maris’ [home run] record, which is great for the sport ,” “The Carton Show” host Craig Caton said Monday. “But then came an argument that I thought was ridiculous, and that was: What’s the home run record? Was it [Barry] Bonds’ 73…or Aaron Judge’s 62?”
MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred joins the show to discuss the debate and share the Commissioner’s Office’s stance on single-season home run records.
“We’ve always taken the stand of what the record books say,” Manfred said. “You can’t change what’s happened. You can’t undo what’s happened. I think about numbers, you know, baseball has a long history. Different things happened at different times. The ball is different, the height of the ball is different Yes.” Mounds are different, and fans make their own judgments.
“I think what you’re seeing with Aaron Judge is [that] it’s an absolutely immortal show, and the fans’ reaction is just that. From our [Viewpoint], I think that’s how the story ends.”
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Discussion source Criticisms of the Bonds record, those said, since Bonds is associated with performance-enhancing drugs, it should not be counted or held equally weighty. Still, Bonds is the all-time MLB single-season homer record holder with 73 in 2001.
Judges surpassed Maris this season for the most home runs by an American League player in a single season, a record that has stood for 61 years.
Manfred also touched on some other hot topics in baseball, including Shohei Ohtani’s second jaw-dropping season in a row and whether MLB will use technology to help in the future referee.
“[Ohtani] is a remarkable talent,” Manfred said. sometimes. …We’re very focused on internationalizing the game, and having a great player from outside of North America — maybe the best player in the game — is very important to those efforts.
“I can’t overstate his importance.”
In past regular seasons, Ohtani finished with a 2.33 ERA is 15-9 as a pitcher with 219 strikeouts and just 44 walks. He also hit .273 with 34 homers and 95 RBIs.
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As for call ball automation and strikes, Manfred says It may appear in the near future.
“I think you’re going to see automated systems in one form or another,” he said. “We use two formats in the minor leagues. One is that each ball is called by the machine and the other is the challenge system. The challenge takes about four seconds.
“There’s a good chance we’ll use it at the major league level at some point. ”
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