Aaron Judge’s blasting HR No. 62 of the 2022 MLB season gave a memory for a lifetime to his New York fans. He now stands tall and alone holding the single-season American League home run record surpassing Roger Maris’ 61. Sixty-one years prior to the 2022 season, Maris stunned the MLB world surpassing Babe Ruth.
On Tuesday at Globe Life Field, Aaron Judge launched a leadoff home run in the first inning off right-hander Jesus Tinoco of the Texas Rangers in the second game of a doubleheader.
The Major League and National League record for home runs in a single season is 73, which is held by Barry Bonds since 2001.
“Very few people get this opportunity, a chance to do this,” Aaron Judge expressed earlier this week before heading to the diamond at Globe Life Field, “To do it in a Yankee uniform, tying Roger Maris, that’s a special feat right there. My teammates keep me humble and keep me under control.”
New York Yankees’ star slugger Aaron Judge has written his name in BOLD in the AL History books
“I tried to enjoy every single moment,” Aaron Judge said. “I didn’t think about, ‘Hey, they’re all on their feet to see you hit a home run.’ I tried to think about,”
“‘Hey, they’re here to see an exciting ballgame and see something special.’ Having that mindset helped me stay pretty calm, but there was definitely a little pressure in there.”
Although Aaron Judge would be delighted if this season ends up with him holding the AL MVP Awards alongside the 2022 World Championship. New York Yankees would have to step on the gas as not many match the level at which Judge plays.
“Just an all-time great season,” said Yankees manager Aaron Boone. “He’s been the leader of this team, for a division-winning team, one for which he’s gotten big hit after big hit. I think it’s a historically great season, and one we’ll talk about when we’re long gone.”