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Aaron Judge finally tied Roger Maris’ home run mark Wednesday night and somehow managed to get the ball back to his mom, Patty.
Patty has been with Roger Maris Jr. throughout the home run hunt hoping her son would finally hit the record-tying home run. Judge did it in the middle of a 3-3 game and put the New York Yankees ahead of the Toronto Blue Jays. New York would go on to win the game 8-3.
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According to MLB.com, Yankees reliever Zack Britton negotiated a trade for the baseball. He was initially retrieved by Blue Jays pitching coach Matt Buschmann and handed over to reliever Jordan Romano.
“She’s been with me through it all,” Judge said. “From the Little League days, getting ready for school, taking me to my first couple of practices and games, being there for my first pro game, my debut and now having the opportunity to be here for this, this is something special. And we’re not done yet.”
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Maris Jr. and Patty Judge hugged after the home run and met the outfielder after the game ended.
“Being sitting at 60 for a while with ‘The Babe’ was nice. Having the chance now to sit at 61 with another Yankees right fielder who hit 61 home runs, [won] MVP, world champions, it’s great,” he said.
Judge is the sixth player to hit at least 60 home runs in a season and now has the American League Triple Crown in his sights. He leads the American League in RBIs (130) and batting average (.313).
Judge could pass Maris in the next few games and could even potentially pass Sammy Sosa’s mark of 63 home runs set in 1999 and his mark of 64 home runs set in 2001.
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New York begins a series with the Baltimore Orioles on Friday.