Judge hits 62nd, breaks American League HR mark

Aaron Judge hit his 62nd home run of the season Tuesday night, breaking Roger Maris’ AL record and setting what some fans consider baseball’s “clean” standard.

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October 5, 2022 - 3:08 PM

New York Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge (99) smiles after hitting a home run to left field off Texas Rangers starting pitcher Jesus Tinoco (63) during the first inning of a game at Globe Life Field, Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2022 in Arlington, Texas. Judge broke the American League single season record with his 62nd home run.

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Aaron Judge took a smooth, mighty swing, then broke into a big smile as he trotted around the bases. Heading home, his teammates backed away, letting him touch the plate alone.

At last, the New York Yankees slugger had the American League home run record all to himself.

Judge hit his 62nd home run of the season Tuesday night, breaking Roger Maris’ AL record and setting what some fans consider baseball’s “clean” standard.

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