He needs one more to break the record set by Maris back in 1961.
While all this has been going on, members of the Maris family have been in the stands, hoping for Judge to tie and break the record.
Fortunately, they got to see Judge hit No. 61 to tie their father in Toronto last week.
Judge and the Yankees now head to Texas for the final four games of the regular season and one last shot for Judge to hit No. 62.
On Twitter, the Yankees made sure to thank Maris’ family for their support along the way.
We thank the Maris Family for being a part of this magical season with us 💙 pic.twitter.com/YwvdXM0okf
— New York Yankees (@Yankees) October 2, 2022
Yanks Thank Maris’ Family
Of course, Maris’ children are going to be involved every time there’s a home run chase and somebody has a chance to match their dad.
It’s only fitting that they’re a part of this now with Judge.
They’ve been rooting Judge on for the past several weeks and are obviously hoping for the slugger to hit No. 62 while the Yankees are in Texas.
But it’s nice to see the Yankees thank them for their support along the way.
They certainly are no strangers to watching epic home run chases, and it’s clear that they have enjoyed every bit of watching Judge try and catch their father.
They understand what this means to the game of baseball and to the Yankees, as well as what it means to them.
The clock is ticking for Judge to hit No. 62, but at the very least, they got to see Judge make a little bit of history in tying their dad in home runs.