Well, it finally happened.
After going over a week without hitting a home run, the New York Yankees slugger hit No. 61 at Rogers Centre in Toronto.
Now, all he needs is one home run to officially break the all-time American League record.
In attendance for Judge’s record-tying home run was Roger Maris Jr., who was in attendance at Busch Stadium II back in 1998 when Mark McGwire broke the record.
After the game, Maris shared his thoughts on the record, saying that if Judge breaks his father’s record, then he should be considered the true home run king.
Roger Maris Jr. on Aaron Judge: "He should be revered for being the actual single-season home run champ. That's really who he is if he hits 62." pic.twitter.com/0uCipHHJkU
— YES Network (@YESNetwork) September 29, 2022
Maris Comments On Home Run Record
Depending on how you look at it, the true home run king could be up for debate.
But Maris was certainly clear about his opinion on the matter, that the record belongs to his dad until Judge hits No. 62, which could come in the next couple of days.
It’s clear that Maris has a ton of respect for Judge and appreciates what he’s doing for the game of baseball.
But he also wanted to set the record straight on who the true home run king is, and you can’t blame him for that.
Soon, that could be Judge.
As far as we know, Judge is doing it clean, so if he does in fact reach 62 home runs, then he will ultimately be the true home run king.
It was certainly a long wait between home runs No. 60 and 61, but Judge has finally reached the mark and has a chance to make even more history with seven games left in the season.