Aaron Judge has made history by hitting a record-breaking 62nd home run of the season on Tuesday, cementing his reputation as the “clean home run king.” Judge, from the New York Yankees, struck a 1-1 breaking ball from Texas Rangers’ Jesus Tinoco over the left-field wall in the first inning to set the new American League record, surpassing Roger Maris’ 1961 record. The overall Major League Baseball record throughout the league is held by Barry Bonds, who hit 73 home runs for the San Francisco Giants in 2001, though this was achieved during the so-called “Steroid Era” of doping accusations. Despite his admiration for Bonds, Judge has stated that he treats 73 homers as the deserved record. The significance of Judge’s achievement is exemplified through social media with Roger Maris Jr., the son of the late Roger Maris, embracing Judge’s accomplishment and hailing him on Twitter as the “clean home run king.”
Aaron Judge earns ‘clean home run king’ title following record-breaking performance.
- 6 May 2023
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