MLB: Aaron Judge hits home run No. 62, breaks AL record

No. 99 is now No. 1 on the American League single-season home run list.

New York Yankees star Aaron Judge crushed his 62nd home run of the year Tuesday night against the Texas Rangers in Arlington, Texas.

Leading off the nightcap of a doubleheader, Judge connected on the third pitch of the game from Texas right-hander Jesus Tinoco for a no-doubt homer deep to left field.

Judge’s record-setting shot moved him past Yankees legend Roger Maris for the most ever by an AL batter. Maris’ 61 homers had been the standard since 1961, when the late slugger broke Babe Ruth’s record of 60, set in 1927.

The Maris family, which had traveled with the Yankees during Judge’s pursuit, did not make the trip to Texas.

Judge tied Maris at 61 on Sept. 28 in an 8-3 win on the road against the Toronto Blue Jays.

Barry Bonds holds the major league record with 73 set in 2001.

–Field Level Media

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