As soon as once more, Yankee Stadium is the middle of the sports activities world. People within the stands have an opportunity to see historical past, however it comes at a value; tickets have been going for as much as $1,300.
As CBS2’s Otis Livingston reviews, Aaron Decide stands subsequent to Babe Ruth within the historical past books with a completely outstanding 60 residence runs. Solely 5 different Main League gamers have reached that magical quantity.
Now he units his sights on quantity 61 — a mark so well-known, a film was made about it.
In fact, the legendary Yankee Roger Maris holds the American League document, his household readily available all week on the stadium till Decide breaks the document.
There are 15 video games left, and Decide is on hearth with 5 residence runs in his final six video games, so who is aware of? Possibly Barry Bonds’ all-time mark of 73 could possibly be in jeopardy.
“I would not have essentially thought 60 going into the yr at this level both, so I suppose I am going to put nothing previous him,” Yankees supervisor Aaron Boone mentioned.
“Once you discuss Ruth and Maris and [Mickey] Mantle and all these, , Yankees greats that, , did so many nice issues on this sport, you by no means think about as a child getting talked about with them. However, , it is an unbelievable honor,” Decide mentioned.
Teammate Giancarlo Stanton as soon as hit 59 homers in a season himself, so he is aware of what it takes. He additionally is aware of Decide is way from completed.
“He hit 60 tonight and it is like nothing occurred … He is acquired extra work to do and that is the mindset,” Stanton mentioned Tuesday.
“We’re not achieved. We nonetheless acquired a pair video games left within the season. Hopefully a couple of extra wins include ’em,” Decide mentioned.
The primary Pirate who will attempt to preserve Decide from tying Maris will likely be Roansy Contreras. He was truly part of the Yankee minor league system earlier than being traded to Pittsburgh. The 2 have by no means confronted off, so we’ll see who has the benefit.