Aaron Judge has reached baseball immortality.
With a home run last night against the Texas Rangers, Judge reached 62 on the season, which sets a new American League single-season home run record that was previously held by former New York Yankees legend Roger Maris.
Judge is now officially the American League single-season home run king, which further strengthens his case to be named the AL MVP by the end of the season.
So naturally, when somebody hits a historic home run, there are going to be some unique camera angles, such as the one captured by FOX Sports, shown in the tweet below.
THERE IT IS! No. 62!
— FOX Sports: MLB (@MLBONFOX) October 5, 2022
Judge Captures History
Whoever captured this angle of the home run had the best seat in the house.
Being that close to the action had to have been amazing.
But it’s the perfect way to capture history.
Judge finally put an exclamation point on his historic season.
For so many years, the 61 home runs hit by Maris in 1961 was the American League record, and depending on how you look at it, it could be considered the all-time record.
In that case, Judge would be the true home run king.
In addition to his 62 bombs, Judge is hitting .311 with 131 RBI and has posted an astronomical 1.111 OPS.
There isn’t much left for him to do with just a game remaining on the regular season schedule.
Perhaps now he’ll get a rest.
He’s certainly earned it.
Judge has been nothing short of amazing this season.
Now, he finally has the AL single-season record.
There will be no more waiting around.
Now, it’s time to celebrate a historic achievement and recognize just how amazing this season has been for Judge.