There's a distinct possibility that Aaron Judge will hit a historic home run(s) in the coming days with some not-so-familiar voices on the call.
While the Yankees will play on The YES Network Tuesday and Wednesday against the Pittsburgh Pirates, it's going to be a weekend of nationally televised games when the Boston Red Sox come to town this weekend.
- Thursday's Yankees-Red Sox game will be televised exclusively on FOX, with a 7:15 p.m. ET start time.
- Friday's Yankees-Red Sox game will be televised exclusively on Apple TV+, with a 7:05 p.m. ET start time. To watch, you need to download the Apple TV+ app to your television or the device that you intend to watch the game on. If you already have an Apple ID that you use for your iPhone or Mac computer, you will just need to enter that information to watch Friday Night Baseball. If not, you can create an Apple ID for free.
- Saturday afternoon's game will be the lone game this weekend on YES, with a 1:05 p.m. ET start time.
- The weekend will wrap up with the Yankees and Red Sox on Sunday Night Baseball at 7:08 p.m. ET. Karl Ravech, David Cone and Eduardo Pérez will be on the call for ESPN.
It should be noted that the legendary John Sterling will be on the mic for all remaining regular season radio broadcasts on WFAN, as first reported by Andrew Marchand of The New York Post. So regardless of what happens on TV, Sterling figures to have a few iconic calls before the postseason begins.
Judge will enter play Tuesday with 59 home runs. The most home runs that Babe Ruth ever hit in a single season was 60, a mark he reached in 1927. Only five players -- Ruth, Roger Maris, Sammy Sosa, Mark McGwire and Barry Bonds -- have ever hit 60 or more home runs in a season. Sosa did it on three occasions (1998, 1999, 2001), while McGwire did it twice (1998, 1999).
Maris owns the Yankees franchise record with 61 home runs in 1961. Judge is seemingly in play to pass that mark before the end of the regular season. Bonds is the all-time leader in single-season home runs, as he clubbed 73 in 2001.