Aaron Judgeplayer of New York Yankeesis the new American League home run champion in a single season after connecting the number 62 in a 5-4 win over texas rangers. With the tablazo, Judge surpassed what was achieved by Roger Maris 61 years ago in 1961 Same with the Big Apple squad.
About the historic moment, judge commented the following in interview:
I tried to enjoy every moment. I wasn’t thinking ‘they’re standing to see me hit a home run.’ She was trying to think ‘they are here to see a good game and something special’. Having that mindset helped keep me calm, but there was obviously some pressure.
‘Judge’ hit the fencer in Tuesday’s game against Texas Rangers at Globe Life Fieldhitting the pitcher’s slider Jesus Tinoco to open the second game of the doubleheader for the Yankees.
In an interesting fact, always typical of baseball statistics and numeralia, the bearer of the jersey number 99 connected the home run 62 in a match where his team boasted a record of 99-62.
Aaron BooneNew York strategist, was quick to applaud the work of his star player.
A historic season. He has been a leader for this team, for a division champion team, for which he has had big hit after big hit. I think it’s a great historic season, and one that he will continue to talk about long after we’re gone.
The historic night hosted a crowd of 38 thousand 832 people in the ball park in North Texas, among whom were the Judge’s parents, Patty and Waynewho did not hesitate to celebrate their son’s historic season.
Excitement spread across the country, with big names congratulating the historic home run, including the President of the United States, Joe Bidenand to the Hall of Fame Derek Jeter. In this regard, Judge commented:
There is no higher honor in my book. It has always been about this for me; my teammates and those who have supported me.
The Yankees player is now in the 7th place for most home runs in a single season in the Major Leaguesjust behind Sammy Sosapositions 6,5 and 3, Mark McGwirepositions 4 and 2, and the historic Barry Bondswhich set the Big Top record in 2001 with 73 home runs.
In a historic season, Judge is also positioned as favorito to win the award for the Most Valuable Player of the American Leaguesurpassing shōhei ohtani of the Los Angeles Angels, who has also had a dream season from the pitching mound and the batter’s box.
Plus, you’re on your way to getting the first Triple Crown since 2012 when he succeeded Miguel Cabreraan honor awarded to the person who dominates the Majors in batting percentage, RBI and home runs.
New York Yankees They are already assured to rest in the first stage of the postseason with the second best record in the AL. In the second round they will be facing series winner to three games between Cleveland Guardians and Tampa Bay Rays.
(With information from MLB)