Aaron Judge becomes quickest to hit 60 career home runs

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Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge hit his 60th career home run on Monday night, a solo blast to right field off of Marlins starter Caleb Smith in the second inning. In doing so, Judge became the quickest to 60 career dingers. He got there in 197 games, beating the previous record of 202 games held by Mark McGwire, per MLB.com’s Bryan Hoch.

According to Statcast, the home run traveled 386 feet and was 108 MPH off the bat.

Judge, who turns 26 years old in 10 days, entered Monday’s action batting .340/.470/.566 with three home runs and nine RBI in 66 plate appearances. Monday’s home run also helped him extend his hitting streak to 12 games.

MLB sells share of BAMTech to Walt Disney Co. for $900M

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NEW YORK – Major League Baseball has sold its remaining share of a streaming service technology company to the Walt Disney Co. for $900 million.

The sale was disclosed Tuesday in Walt Disney Co.’s annual filing report through the SEC. MLB received the $900 million in exchange for the 15% stake it still had in a company called BAMTech, which originally started as MLB Advanced Media in 2000.

The technology helped MLB become a leader in sports streaming in the 2000s.

Walt Disney Co. has been buying chunks of BAMTech for the past five years and now owns 100% of the company. The National Hockey League sold its 10% share of BAMTech to Walt Disney Co. for a reported $350 million in 2021.