Yankees outfielder Aaron Decide hit his 61st dwelling run on the season on Wednesday night time, tying the longtime American League report set by Roger Maris in 1961.
The massive image: Decide continues an electrical season, batting .314 with 173 hits and 130 RBI to go together with his dwelling run complete.
- Behind Decide, the Yankees clinched the AL East on Tuesday towards the Blue Jays.
By the numbers: Solely 5 different gamers — Maris, Barry Bonds, Mark McGwire, Sammy Sosa and Babe Ruth — have hit 60 or extra dwelling runs in a single season.
- However McGwire has admitted to steroid use whereas Bonds and Sosa have denied allegations that they used performance-enhancing medicine.
Between the traces: Decide’s monster season comes earlier than he enters free company.
- The four-time All-Star turned down the Yankees’ seven-year, $213.5 million extension provide and would not negotiate in the course of the season, preferring to deal with the “job on the sector,” ESPN reviews.
- The Yankees have stated they intend to maintain Decide in New York.