After New York Yankees star Aaron Judge hit his 62nd home run of the year on October 4, fan debate raged on Aaron Judge’s season’s place in Major League Baseball history. I’m here.
“One of the big conversations this year was about pursuing Aaron Judge. [Roger] Maris’ [home run] A record, it was great for the sport,” ‘The Carton Show’ host Craig Carton said Monday.Is it… [Barry] Bonds 73 … or [is] Aaron Judge at 62? “
MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred joined the show to discuss the debate and share the Commissioner’s Office’s stance on the one-season home run record.
“We have always taken the position of what the record books say,” Manfred said. I think baseball has a long history different times different things happened different balls different ball heights different mounds fans make their own decisions .
“What you saw with Aaron Judge was [that] It was an absolutely monumental performance and fans responded that way. [point-of-view].”
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The controversy stems from critics of Mr. Bonds’ record, who says the record should not be given weight or weight because of its association with performance-enhancing drugs. Nonetheless, Bonds still holds the MLB single-season home run record of 73, set in 2001.
Judge surpassed Maris for the most home runs in a season by an American League player this season. This is the first record in 61 years.
Manfred also touched on some other hot topics in baseball, including Shohei Ohtani’s second staggering season and whether MLB will use technology to assist umpires in the future.
“[Ohtani] is an extraordinary talent,” said Manfred. [has] no one liked [him] Certainly in our lifetime either. … We take the internationalization of our game seriously, and getting equally good players (perhaps the best in the game) from outside of North America is critical to these efforts.
“His importance cannot be overstated.”
In this past regular season, Ohtani went 15-9 with a 2.33 ERA, 219 strikeouts and just 44 walks as a pitcher. 273 with 34 home runs and 95 RBIs.
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As for automating ball and strike calling, Manfred said it could happen in the near future.
“I think we’re going to see some form of automated system,” he said. “In the minor leagues he uses two formats, one where every pitch is called by the machine and the other where he is the challenge he system. The challenge takes about four seconds.”
“There is ample opportunity to use [at] Big league level at some point. “
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