New York Yankees slugger Aaron Judge hit his 61st home run of the season Wednesday night against the Toronto Blue Jays, tying Roger Maris’ American League record.
It took Maris until Oct. 1, the final game of the 1961 season, to hit his 61st, which broke Babe Ruth’s single-season mark of 60 home runs set in 1927.
Judge did it Sept. 28, in the Yankees’ 155th game. A day after the Yankees clinched the American League East title, Judge, batting leadoff as the designated hitter, took Toronto’s Tim Mayza deep in the seventh inning.. Judge had gone seven games without a home run since managing a solo shot during New York’s 6-0 homestand.
Judge has seven games left this season to hit home run number 62.