It was an erratic start to the 2021 MLB season for u New York Yankees, both in terms of on-field performance and off-field drama. While the team has a winning record, New York is behind both the Tampa Bay Rays and Boston Red Sox in the AL East rankings. They also smack dab in the midst of a new controversy, as ace Gerrit Cole has apparently admitted to the baseball doctor. The Yankees will definitely welcome a hot strip of sluggers Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton right now, to help not only the team climb into the rankings, but also distract everyone from the current news cycle. And for Yankees fans, there’s reason to believe a binge home run is imminent. Wednesday in a 9-6 win against the Minnesota Twins, the Judge threw his 15th long ball of the season (tied for seventh place in MLB), while Stanton hit two wins to bring his season to 11th. .
Which brings us to today’s quiz. Wednesday’s game was the first since April 27 in which Judge and Stanton were in the same game, and only the third round has happened all season. They will need to do more than 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?