On Tuesday, New York Yankees slugger Aaron Judge took a mighty swing and touched the plate for his 62nd home run, in Texas. He had finally broken Roger Maris’ American League (AL) home record. Congratulations poured in from President Joe Biden, former president Bill Clinton, New York City Mayor Eric Adams, legendary player Derek Jeter, Roger Maris Jr., the son of legendary Roger Maris and many others.
No. 99 connected on a 1-1 slider from right-hander Jesús Tinoco. Judge’s Yankees teammates came out of the dugout to celebrate with him. However, they stayed away from the home plate. He stepped on the home plate, following which he shared hugs as well as high-fives with them. It was a relief as he hit the homer. He had tied Roger Maris’ 61 homer, a week ago, in Toronto.
The New York Yankees celebrity slugger said that it was a “big relief” and that everyone could “finally sit down in their seats and watch the ballgame. Judge described his baseball journey to date as a “fun ride” and said that it felt incredible that he got a chance to have his name next to baseball legends such as Babe Ruth and Roger Maris.
Congratulations poured in from the nation’s leaders as well as celebrity players. The Empire State Building in New York was lit with the colors of the Yankees for 62 seconds. The blue and white lights shone a few hours after star player slugger Aaron Judge hit the record-breaking ball.
President Joe Biden congratulated Aaron Judge and tweeted, “History made, more history to make.”
Former Yankees legend Derek Jeter tweeted his congratulations to “The Judge44 on 62!” and added “Postseason next!!!”
Roger Maris Jr. was not in Texas for the ball game, although he and the Maris family had watched Judge equal their illustrious father’s record of 61 AL homers. Judge’s parents watched the game.
Roger Maris Jr. tweeted his congratulations to Aaron Judge and his family and described him as “all class and someone who should be revered.” He added, “For the MAJORITY of the fans, we can now celebrate a new CLEAN HOME RUN KING!!”
Earlier baseball players had hit more than 61 home runs but these homers had been gotten with the help of steroids, some of whom admitted use while others denied use.
Other leaders and celebrity stars who congratulated baseball’s newest Yankees legend Aaron Judge for his sixty second homer included former president Bill Clinton, Mayor Eric Adams, manager Aaron Boone, teammates, several former celebrity MLB players, and also celebrity footballer Patrick Mahomes.
Yankees slugger Aaron Judge has broken the earlier record of the 61st homer Maris hit off Boston’s Tracy Stallard. He hit the home run at the old Yankee Stadium, more than six decades ago, on October 1,1961. Earlier legendary baseball player Babe Ruth had hit 60 home runs, in 1927. Incidentally, Yankees’ newest baseball legend hit his 61 and 62 home run 61 years after teammate Roger Maris, who played for the Yankees and other teams.
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