The New York Yankees and slugger Aaron Judge have reportedly agreed to a nine-year deal worth $360 million.
The 30 year old had a historic season with the Yankees and was named MVP of the American League despite his loss to the reigning Houston Astros in the championship series and eventual World Series.
Last season, Judge hit his 62nd home run, breaking Roger Maris‘ record for home runs in a single season. Maris hit 61 home runs in 1961, 61 years before him, breaking the home run record that Babe Ruth set in 1927 of 60.
Barry Bonds set a major league record in 2001 with 73 home runs. Two other players who have hit more home runs than Judges in a season are Mark McGwire (twice) and Sammy Sosa (three times).
Judge finished his 2022 season of Major League Baseball with 62 home runs, 131 RBIs, and 133 runs in 157 games.
Judge also achieved the historic Triple Crown by just five points off his batting average. If the Yankees slugger had beaten Luis Arreaz‘s .316 batting average, he would have become just the second person, along with Mickey Mantle, to achieve the Triple Crown in a season in which he hit 50 or more home runs from the field.