It took nearly a week since tying Roger Maris‘ AL single season home run record but with just a couple days left in the MLB regular season, Aaron Judge blasted his 62nd home run and put himself into the record books.
JUDGE HITS 62! pic.twitter.com/sHD9zH2AVt
— The Comeback (@thecomeback) October 5, 2022
It was a long time coming as he was on pace to pass Maris but Judge certainly left it late. But now that it’s done, whatever Judge hits through Wednesday will be a bonus.
Social media praised Judge for hitting 62. Whether they believed that he was the “true home run king” or that he still is behind guys like Sammy Sosa, Mark McGwire, and Barry Bonds, we can at least agree he did something not many others have ever done.
Can’t even describe bad ass it is that Aaron Judge turned down 230 million before the season and just decided to go out and break the AL HR record and have the greatest offensive season since Barry Bonds
The undisputed greatest contract year in MLB history
— AT (@YankeeWRLD) October 5, 2022
Congrats Aaron Judge on making history ⚾️ pic.twitter.com/2RHmvUPQqu
— New York Giants (@Giants) October 5, 2022
As Aaron Judge rounded the bases, a smile spread across his face. He'd worn the pressure of the chase for 62 with grace. The frustration that could've sunk others never fazed him. He was the same guy with the same slow heartbeat.
He was chasing history. Now, he has made it.
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) October 5, 2022
Congratulations to Aaron Judge and his family on Aaron’s historic home run number 62! It has definitely been a baseball season to remember. You are all class and someone who should be revered. For the MAJORITY of the fans, we can now celebrate a new CLEAN HOME RUN KING!!
— Roger Maris Jr (@RogerMarisJr) October 5, 2022
Shout out Aaron Judge.
— NEW YORK KNICKS (@nyknicks) October 5, 2022
Aaron Judge looking at all the pitchers he hit homers on pic.twitter.com/WAtaAoImm6
— Josiah Johnson (@KingJosiah54) October 5, 2022
We have witnessed Miguel Cabrera reach 3,000 hits, Albert Pujols reach 700 HR, and Aaron Judge set the AL single-season HR record all in the same year.
What a season.
— Danny Vietti (@DannyVietti) October 5, 2022
— New York Yankees (@Yankees) October 5, 2022
Official: Aaron Judge's home run ball landed in Section 31, Row 1, Seat 3, of Globe Life Field.
— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) October 5, 2022