Aaron Judge Makes History

Only One Other Man In MLB History Did What He Did

According to The New York Times, Babe Ruth was the first person to hit 60 homers in a regular season. That was a sacred record, and no one believed someone could surpass it.  Roger Maris was the last person to break the single-season record with 61 home runs for the Yankees.  

30-year-old Aaron Judge is a professional baseball outfielder on the Yankee team in the MLB. On October 3, 2022, he broke MLB history with 62 home runs in a regular season. He surpassed this record at the Globe Life Field against the Texas Rangers. The final score was 2-3 Rangers. 

Judge tied Maris’ record of 61 home runs last Wednesday, September 28, 2022. He tied it against the Toronto Blue Jays in the seventh inning. He hit a 94.5 mph ball over the left-field fence at Rogers Center in Toronto.

Judge’s ball just missed two fans who were trying to catch it. According to The Guardian, when Judge broke the record, a fan named Cory Youmans caught the historic ball, and he can’t decide whether he will keep the souvenir or return it to Judge; the ball could be worth $2 million.

Roger Maris Jr. and Aaron’s mother Patty saw him meet the record and break the record in the flesh. When he met the record, people saw him pointing to them, acknowledging them. 

It is believed that people got higher records than Judge, but they do not count in MLB history because those athletes were believed to be on performance enhancement drugs. 

Roger Maris was #61 on the Yankees, who broke the record 61 years ago, in 1961. Coincidence?