Yankees’ Aaron Judge Is New HR King

New York Yankees' Aaron Judge, left, hits a solo home, his 62nd of the season, in front of Texas Rangers catcher Sam Huff and home plate umpire Chris Segal during the first inning in the second baseball game of a doubleheader in Arlington, Texas, Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2022. With the home run, Judge set the AL record for home runs in a season, passing Roger Maris. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

At a glance

  • New York Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge hit his 62nd home run, breaking the American League record set in 1961 by Roger Maris.
  • Many will argue that Judge set the legitimate Major League Baseball record because the National Leaguers who hit more home runs in a single season were found to have used performance-enhancing drugs.
  • Judge had struggled over the past week to hit No. 62, but led off the second game of a doubleheader at Texas with the home run against pitcher Jesus Tinoco.

 

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