Aaron Judge moves into eternity with 62nd home run to break AL record

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  • Yankees star breaks Roger Maris’s 61-year-old AL homer mark
  • Judge hits record-setting shot off Jesús Tinoco in first inning

Aaron Judge put a definitive stamp on one of the great single-season performances by any hitter in baseball history on Tuesday night, smashing his 62nd home run of the year to eclipse Roger Maris’s long-standing American League record and topple one of the most hallowed numbers in all of sports.

Before a crowd at Globe Life Field buzzing in anticipation, the New York Yankees slugger drove a 1-1 slider from Texas Rangers right-hander Jesús Tinoco into the left field seats to lead off the top of the first inning in the second game of a day-night doubleheader. Having bested Babe Ruth’s total of 60 for the 1927 Yankees six days ago, Judge finally surpassed Maris’s 61 in the penultimate game of the regular season – exactly 61 years after his predecessor set the mark for the 1961 Yankees.

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Written by Bryan Armen Graham
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2022/oct/04/aaron-judge-home-run-record-new-york-yankees-baseball-mlb-roger-maris under the title “Aaron Judge moves into eternity with 62nd home run to break AL record”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.