Aaron Judge hits his 60th home run, closing in on Maris' AL record by one.

Tuesday night, Aaron Judge smashed his 60th home run, tying Babe Ruth's record and putting him one away from Roger Maris' American League season record.

Leading off the ninth inning, the New York Yankees slugger smacked a 3-1 sinker from Pittsburgh's Wil Crowe 430 feet to the seats in left centre.

The Yankee Stadium fans went wild when Judge hit his ninth home run of the month of September, his third in the past two games.

Ruth's total for the 1927 Yankees was equaled by him, and with 15 games left, he can match and top Maris' total for New York in 1961.

Judge is attempting to win the first Triple Crown since Detroit's Miguel Cabrera in 2012 as he leads the major leagues

 with 128 RBIs and ranks among the top hitters in the AL with a.316 average.

On September 30, 1927, the next-to-last game of the season, Ruth connected off Washington's Tom Zachary for a two-run shot to right, 

becoming the first player in the major leagues to smash 60 home runs.