Yankees set remarkable record with 60th home run of August
The New York Yankees are putting up some unprecedented home run numbers in the month of August.
Yankees second baseman DJ LeMahieu led off Sunday’s game against the Los Angeles Dodgers. That was the 59th home run of the month hit by the team, breaking the previous Major League record for team homers in a month. Outfielder Aaron Judge would add another home run later in the game, bringing the record tally to an even 60.
The Yankees are the first team in Major League history to hit 60 home runs in a calendar month.
— Yankees PR Dept. (@YankeesPR) August 26, 2019
60 home runs in 25 games works out to 2.4 home runs per game, which is a remarkable tally for an entire team over a fairly significant timespan.
The Yankees have a powerful lineup filled with some of the game’s finest sluggers. Cynics, however, might point out that there are some other theories why they — and other teams — are hitting more home runs than ever before in 2019.