Randy Levine, President of the New York Yankees, spoke to Brian Kilmeade about Aaron Judge closing in on Roger Marris American League single season home run record of 61 set in 1961. Levine praised Judge’s team-first mentality and how he has been handling the pressure with grace and poise. One of the early issues Judge had when he first came up was a low batting average and Levine feels Judge has been able to learn and mature which has led him to not only lead the league in home runs and RBI’s but is within a point of leading the league in batting average. If Judge can win the batting title, he would be the first Yankee to win the Triple Crown since Mickey Mantle in 1956. When asked if Yankee fans will be shut out if Judge sets the record on Friday because Apple TV has exclusive rights, Levine said they are working on it but that it is a Major League Baseball and Apple decision, not a Yankee decision.
Levine also addressed the Yankees chances of resigning Judge after the season. Levine says they are going to try their very best to sign Judge and if they don’t it won’t be for a lack of trying.