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Roger Maris Jr. traveled to New York and Toronto, saw the yankees Over the past nine days, we’ve finally seen Aaron Judge tie his father’s American League single-season home run record with 61 home runs.
But this isn’t the first time Maris has done so. He’s Mark McGuire, Sammy Sosa, Barry Bonds He broke 61 home runs between 1998 and 2001.
However, Bonds, Sosa, and Maguire are all tainted by the cloud of steroids hanging on them.
That’s why Maris told reporters after the Yankees won 8-3. toronto blue jays If Judge hits 62 home runs by the end of the regular season, his record should stand alone as the most single-season home runs ever.
“I think it means a lot, not just to me, but to a lot of people,” he explained. “He’s clean, he’s a Yankee, he’s playing the game the right way. I think it gives people a chance to see someone who should be respected for hitting 62 home runs, not just as a man who hit 62. If so, that’s what he really is, and I think it needs to happen. Baseball needs to see the record, and I think baseball should do something.”
Maris has also expressed his opinion in the past, MLB not deleted Their record book of 73 home runs for Bonds in 2001 remains a number to beat in the regular season. However, not all three players have been inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.
But what Maris explained is exactly why Judge is under the microscope right now. increase. Maris considers it more impressive than anything that has been added to his father’s record so far.
Maris was able to meet and speak with the judges for the first time on Thursday night, even though he was in Toronto watching the at-bat with his mother for the first time. He said he didn’t want to be a “distraction” and wanted his father to be tied up before seeing a judge.
“I asked him why he waited so long for me to travel across the country.”Ironically, it was my ninth day here. [watching Judge]He wears a 99 and Dad wears a 9. This time he’ll probably go to Yankee Stadium and he’ll be 62 when his dad turns 61 on October 1st. ”
Maris believes the AL East title celebration the Yankees had after Tuesday’s victory was all the judges needed to break a seven-game home run slump, and now that 61 is on his stats sheet, he’s out. I’m sure there will be a next in the Bronx at some point this weekend. .
“He’s back and I can tell you he’s ready to go,” he said.
Judge’s home run came in the top of the seventh inning with a 3-2 count from Tim Maza.
The ball landed in the Blue Jays’ bullpen and was returned to the Yankees for safekeeping. After the game, the judges handed the ball to his mother.
https://www.foxnews.com/sports/roger-maris-jr-blasts-mlb-aaron-judges-potential-62nd-home-run-should-single-season-record Roger Maris Jr. Blows Up MLB, Says Aaron Judge’s Potential 62 Home Runs Should Be One Season Record