Aaron Judge Has Tied Roger Maris' AL-Record 61 Home Runs!

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Aaron Judge Has Tied Roger Maris’ AL-Record 61 Home Runs!

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This guy is a machine. Truly. It took a little extra doing, what with all the cowards throwing him pitches nowhere near the zone, but tonight it happened.

Tonight, Aaron Judge hit the 61st home run of his 2022 MLB season, tying the Yankee and American League record set by Roger Maris in 1961.

And, in true Judge form, the thing was HAMMERED:

That homer left the bat at 117.4 MPH and traveled 394 feet in a hurry. Here’s an update on the all-time, single-season home run list:

  1. Barry Bonds: 73 HRs (2001)
  2. Mark McGwire: 70 HRs (1998)
  3. Sammy Sosa: 66 HRs (1998)
  4. Mark McGwire: 65 HRs (1999)
  5. Sammy Sosa: 64 HRs (2001)
  6. Sammy Sosa: 63 HRs (1999)

t-7th: Roger Maris: 61 HRs (1961)
t-7th: Aaron Judge: 61 HRs (2022)

Judge is just the third player this century to hit 60+ homers and is one of only five players to hit at least 61, leaving Babe Ruth in his dust.

There are eight more games to go in the regular season, and while Bonds and McGwire’s 70+ marks are likely out of reach, Aaron Judge still has time to climb up the leaderboards — at least to set an AL Record all of his own.

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Author: Michael Cerami

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