On Wednesday, when the Blue Jays were playing against the New York Yankees at the Rogers Centre stadium, Aaron Judge smashed his 61st home run of the season. The final score of that contest was 8-3 in favor of the New York Yankees over the Toronto Blue Jays. Aaron Judge has set a new record for most home runs hit in the American League thanks to his 61st career home run. In addition to that, he established a new record for the Yankees in a single season, tying Roger Maris for the previous mark.
The 26th of April, 1992 finds Aaron Judge being brought into the world in the city of Sacramento, California. Aaron was adopted soon after he was born, but he didn’t find out he was adopted until he was 11 years old. He had a very firm and unwavering conviction in all he did. Nothing in his life was ever able to stand in the way of him becoming a successful adult. He is 6 feet 7 inches tall man. His amateur career began at Linden High School. He was graduated from this institution. During his career as a professional baseball player, he was the started for the Yankees in the minor levels. The Yankees selected him 32nd overall in the first round of the 2013 Major League Baseball Draft. This placed him in the first round of the draft. After signing with the Yankees, he was paid $1.8 million, but a bad injury forced the team to bench him for the 2013 season. He suffered a tear to his quadriceps femoris muscle while participating in a base running practice.
It was with the Charleston RiverDogs that Aaron made his debut in the professional world. During the 2014 season, he was a player in the Class A South Atlantic League. In 2015, the Yankees gave him a shot as a non-roster player by inviting him to participate in spring training. During the 2015 season, he was a member of the Trenton Thunder, a team that competed in Class AA of the Eastern League.
On August 13, 2016, Aaron made his debut in the Major League Baseball (MLB) with the New York Yankees. His first game was against the Tampa Bay Rays. In his very first game with the Major League Baseball team, he hit a home run. In his second Major League Baseball game, he once more went deep with a home run. He was the second player for the Yankees to hit two home runs in their first two games in the Major League Baseball. The Yankees’ Joe Lefebvre set a record by becoming the first player in Major League Baseball history to hit two home runs in his first two games with the team. In Aaron’s first season, he had a batting line of.179/.263/.345 and struck out 42 times in 84 at-bats. His strikeout rate was high. He was a great player indeed.
61 years since 61.
Aaron Judge has written his name alongside Roger Maris in baseball's record books. pic.twitter.com/1V4Gums34C
— New York Yankees (@Yankees) September 29, 2022
The ball that was hit for a home run was flown to a fan of the Blue Jays, but the fan wasn’t successful in grabbing the ball. After that, it landed in the Toronto Jays’ bullpen, and Coach Matt Buschmann took the ball. At that moment, it was not clear what would happen to the ball, which had a value of up to two million dollars, according to some estimates. However, Matt Buschmann returned the ball to the Judge family as a gesture of respect.
After the game, Judge presented his mother, Mrs. Patty Judge, with the historic ball with the number 61 on it. It was a rare and magnificent sight during the contest, and fans of the Yankees as well as other fans enjoyed watching it. This is the reason why people had such a great deal of respect for Aaron Judge. After this home run, Judge needs one more to seize sole control of the Yankees and become the first player in American League history to hit the maximum home runs in a single season.
The match between the New York Yankees and the Baltimore Orioles is scheduled to take place at Yankee Stadium on September 30 (tomorrow), Friday.