New York Yankees Baseball Player Aaron Judge Hits 61st Home Run of the Season

September 30, 2022
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"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)

Judge gives ball to mom, gets gift from ump (MLB)

61 Homers! Aaron Judge Ties Roger Maris With Another Monster Blast. (The New York Times)

Aaron Judge hits his 61st home run, tying the six-decade-old American League record (NPR)

WATCH: Judge hit his 61st home run of the season!

PHOTO: Judge and his mother, Patty Judge

by Jenna Lee,