Aaron Judge hits 62nd home run, breaks Roger Maris' record

Roger Maris' set his record of 61 in 1961.

Updated: October 4, 2022 - 9:11pm

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Aaron Judge, the gentle giant of modern baseball, slugged his 62nd home run of the season Tuesday night to surpass one of the giants of baseball past, Roger Maris.

Judge hit the home run in a game against the Texas Rangers, according to the New York Post. Barry Bonds set the existing record of 73 home runs in a single season, though he earned an asterisk next to his name for his use of steroids, as did Sammy Sosa, who racked up 66 homers in 1998.

Roger Maris' set his American League record of 61 in 1961 and many consider that achievement to be the legitimate record, given the absence of any controversy involving steroids associated with it, per the Post.

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