Aaron Judge (finally) makes history

Aaron Judge is (finally) writing history


He may have had major league baseball languishing for a few games, but Aaron Judge finally tied the American's record by hitting his 61st long pitch of the season on Wednesday against the Blue Jays in Toronto . 

After running out of seven games without a home run, Judge finally caught up with Roger Maris and his 1961 record.

In the seventh round, the 30-year-old colossus propelled an offering from Tim Mayza, who had just entered the game, out of bounds. The latter had allowed a single to Aaron Hicks moments before, which allowed Judge to add two runs to the board.

The absolute record in major league baseball is held by Barry Bonds. He had stretched his arms 73 times in 2001. In the National, five other hitters have already scored more than 61 home runs in a campaign.