Yankees set the major league record for most home runs in a month

Aaron Judge #99 of the New York Yankees (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)
Aaron Judge #99 of the New York Yankees (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images) /

The Bronx Bombers showed up in full force over the weekend in Los Angeles and in the process, they set another major league record for home runs. DJ LeMahieu broke the record for most home runs in a calendar month when he led off the game with the Yankees 59th home run this August. Aaron Judge and Mike Ford each added one of their own later in the night to increase their record to 61.

Just a season ago the Yankees broke the major league record for most home runs in a single season with 267 so it hasn’t been all that surprising to see the 2019 squad set some new home run records. They’re on pace to obliterate last years record and earlier this season they broke the record for most consecutive games with a home run by hitting one in 31 straight.

LeMahieu’s leadoff blast off Clayton Kershaw Sunday night broke the record of 58 home runs held by the 1987 Orioles and 1999 Mariners, both set in the month of May. It was the seventh bomb this month for DJ who continues to show why he’s one of the favorites for AL MVP.

With five games left to go in August, the Yankees could reach 70 bombs before the end of the month especially if Judge continues on his recent tear. The All-Star right fielder was really struggling before the current west coast trip hitting only three home runs since the All-Star break and only one in August.

However, he’s quickly silenced his doubters over the last six games by launching four home runs and one in all three games against the Dodgers. The most promising sign that the Judge we know and love is back is he’s pulled two of the four out to left field which is something he hadn’t done all season long.


Judge has been red hot of late but the guy who’s contributed the most homers this month for the Yanks and the most all season is Gleyber Torres. The 22-year old All-Star has hit 12 home runs in just 21 games this August to raise his season total to 32. After spending the majority of the season hitting in the bottom half of the batting order it looks like Aaron Boone finally committed to batting Torres in the top four this past weekend and it’s about time he did.

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In addition, Gio Urshela has continued his breakout season by adding seven HR of his own while Gary Sanchez has hit five in 14 games since his return off the IL. Didi Gregorius has hit six including his second grand slam of the season Friday night. Mike Ford and Mike Tauchman have each hit five as well as the Yankees continue to show why they have the deepest team in all of baseball.

The craziest thing about this newest record-breaking feat might be the fact that they did it without Luke Voit, Giancarlo Stanton, Edwin Encarnacion, and Aaron Hicks. None of them hit a home run in August but all of them are still expected to return at some point in September.

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Records are made to be broken and with the way the Yankee offense has swung the bat all season and reinforcements still on the way, the August home run record could be very short-lived. Now the only question is can they reach 300? They already have 241 HR with 30 games to go so my guess is yes.