Close, but no cigar!
With 60 home runs on the year, Judge is one away from matching the single-season American League record set by Yankee legend Roger Maris.
In the bottom of the ninth inning, Judge sent one to the warning track, but by the camera angle, you would have thought that it was a no-doubt home run.
But the cameraman decided to pull a little sneak on us, as the ball was caught right on the warning track.
Judge was close, but not close enough.
The camera operator had everyone at home thinking Aaron Judge hit #61 😅pic.twitter.com/oiRBs3KvrB
— Yankees Videos (@snyyankees) September 23, 2022
Not To Be
That’s a tough break for Yankee fans.
They thought that this ball was a goner and it sure looked like it to the naked eye, especially with the camera angle.
Unfortunately, it was not to be.
Luckily though, there are still 13 games left for Judge to tie and break the record.
Also, the Yankees would ultimately end up winning the game on Josh Donaldson‘s walk-off hit in the bottom of the 10th, which secured the Yankees’ spot in the postseason for the sixth consecutive season.
But it sure would have been exciting if they had clinched a berth on a walk-off home run by Judge that broke Maris’ record.
Yankee Stadium would have gone absolutely nuts if that were the case.
After the ball was caught, by Hernandez, the camera panned around Yankee Stadium, capturing the stunned faces of several fans who thought that the ball was for sure a home run.
There’s always next game.
The way Judge is hitting, it won’t take long for him to hit one or two more homers.