The New York Yankees set a record for most home runs hit by a team in a single season during Saturday's game against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park, and thus dethroning the 1997 Seattle Mariners.
Gleyber Torres hit the record-breaking 265th homer on the season for the Yankees in 2018, crushing it into Boston's bullpen in right field. It was Torres' 24th on the season, as the Yankees picked up their 100th win.
Giancaro Stanton hit his 38th homer during Saturday's game, and the prized offseason acquisition will finish 2018 as the team leader in dingers. He's one of 12 Yankee players who's registered double-digit home runs in 2018.
Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY SportsJudge, Didi Gregorius, Miguel Andujar and Aaron Hicks all stand at 27 home runs on the season, all sharing the team lead for second. Torres has 24 and catcher Gary Sanchez has 18. Tyler Austin needs to play Sunday and must hit two homers to join the list of Yankees to reach double-digits on the season.
New York's record is even more impressive when you consider that Judge missed a month and a half with fractures in his right, while catcher Gary Sanchez was sidelined several weeks due to a groin injury. Without two of their top sluggers, the Yankees managed to break the legendary '97 Mariners' record. Not a bad first year for manager Aaron Boone.
The Yankees are headed to the postseason for the third time in four years, as they'll host the Oakland Athletics in Wednesday's AL Wild Card Game. No matter what happens to the Yankees from here on out, they sit alone in the record books after setting one of the most impressive feats in the history of baseball, and nobody should be surprised if this record stays unbreakable forever.