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Aaron Judge’s 61st home run lights up social media


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Aaron Judge’s 61st home run off Toronto Blue Jays reliever Tim Mayza sent a ripple effect through Major League Baseball on Wednesday night.

The home run came at a key moment. The game was tied 3-3, Judge’s explosion put the Yankees up 5-3 and they never looked back, closing out the game with an 8-3 win.

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New York Yankees designated hitter Aaron Judge runs the bases after hitting his 61st home run of the season, a two-run homer against the Toronto Blue Jays during the seventh inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Aug. September 2022 in Toronto.
(Alex Lupul/The Canadian Press via AP)

A fan dropped the ball at the Rogers Center and in the Toronto bullpen. Blue Jays pitching coach Matt Buschmann recovered the ball and found its way back to the Yankees and into the hands of Patty Judge after the game. The sweet moment came when Judge spoke to reporters.

The rest of the MLB world reacted on social media.

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Perhaps even more impressive is the fact that Judge tied the record at 10 fewer games than Maris. He hit his 60th home run on September 20 in his 143rd game of the season. Also, it took Babe Ruth 150 games to do it.

Aaron Judge of the New York Yankees celebrates his 61st home run of the season, a two-run homer against the Toronto Blue Jays, and acknowledges his family during the seventh inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Sept. 2022 in Toronto.

Aaron Judge of the New York Yankees celebrates his 61st home run of the season, a two-run homer against the Toronto Blue Jays, and acknowledges his family during the seventh inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Sept. 2022 in Toronto.
(Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)

Sixty-one has also become a rare phenomenon in the lore of the Yankees and baseball. Maris hit 61 home runs in 1961 in his 161st game. Judge tied the record 61 years later, and he may break it at E. 161st Street in the Bronx later this week.

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New York Yankees' Aaron Judge smiles as he speaks during an interview after the team's baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays, in which he hit his 61st home run of the season, Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022, in Toronto. .

New York Yankees’ Aaron Judge smiles as he speaks during an interview after the team’s baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays, in which he hit his 61st home run of the season, Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022, in Toronto. .
(Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)

Judge is wearing number 99. Maris was wearing 9.

Ryan Morik of Fox News contributed to this report.



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