It’s been an uneven start to the 2021 MLB season for the New York Yankees, both in terms of on-field performance and off-field drama. While the team does have a winning record, New York finds themselves behind both the Tampa Bay Rays and Boston Red Sox in the AL East standings. They’re also smack dab in the middle of a new controversy, as ace Gerrit Cole has seemingly admitted to doctoring baseballs. The Yankees would surely welcome a hot streak from sluggers Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton right about now, to not only help the team climb the standings, but also distract everyone from the current news cycle. And for Yankees fans, there is reason to believe a home run binge is forthcoming. In a 9-6 victory vs. the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday, Judge launched his 15th long ball of the season (tied for seventh in MLB), while Stanton hit two homers to bring his season total to 11.
Which brings us to today’s quiz of the day. Wednesday’s game was the first since April 27 in which both Judge and Stanton homered in the same game, and just the third time it has happened all season. They’ll need to do more of that if the Yankees hope to keep pace in their division. So with that in mind, how many of the New York Yankees players to have at least 40 home runs in a season can you name in five minutes?