Aaron Judge has made history … the New York Yankees superstar slugger just knocked his record-breaking 62nd home run of the year.
Judge, with just 3 games remaining in the regular season, led off the 2nd leg of a day-night doubleheader with a blast to left field at Globe Life Field in Arlington, TX.
With the home run, #99 passes late Yankees star Roger Maris … who hit 61 HR’s in 1961.
In fact, several members of Maris’ family were on hand to witness the historic moment.
The record wasn’t just the Yankees high mark … it was also the best ever by an A.L. player.
That is until about 10 minutes ago when 30-year-old, 6’7″ Judge stepped to the plate.
Of course, Sammy Sosa (66), Mark McGwire (70) and Barry Bonds (73) all hit over 62 dingers in the N.L. … but their careers (and the record) have been tainted by allegations of the use of performance-enhancing drugs.
Because of that, many baseball purists believe the true home run record is now held by none other than Aaron Judge.