"My game plan is what got me to this point. I never really thought it would be fair to my teammates or the Yankees to be up here trying to chase a record. My job is to go out there and be the best hitter I can be."
NY Yankees baseball player Aaron Judge hit his 61st home run of the season on Wednesday. He is the 2nd American League baseball player to ever accomplish such a feat. It was his hardest hit of the season at 117.4 mph; by one estimate, it is said to be worth $2M! Judge gave this ball to his mom, saying: "She’s been with me through it all. From the Little League days, getting me ready for school, taking me to my first couple of practices and games … and now getting a chance to be here for this — this is something special, and we’re not done yet.” Fans wonder if Judge will hit a 62nd home run in one of the few games left of the season, which ends on Wednesday, Oct. 5.
61! Judge ties Maris for all-time AL HR record (Major League Baseball)
61 Homers! Aaron Judge Ties Roger Maris With Another Monster Blast. (The New York Times)
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