New York Yankees star Aaron Judge tied Roger Maris’ home run record on Wednesday night. Here is when he could break it.
It took a bit longer than anyone expected, but Aaron Judge is one of two American League players to hit the most home runs in a single season.
During Wednesday night’s game between the New York Yankees and Toronto Blue Jays, Judge was on a full count and obliterated the baseball thrown by Tim Mayza to the left field bullpen to record his 61st home run of the season.
The Yankees celebrated, and Judge’s mom hugged Roger Maris Jr. in the stands of Rogers Centre. Now that No. 61 is out of the way, when can fans expect to see Judge’s 62nd homer of 2022?
When will Aaron Judge hit his 62nd home run of season?
Following the Sept. 28 game, New York has seven games remaining on their schedule. They have three games at Yankee Stadium against the Baltimore Orioles, before finishing off their regular season on the road against the Texas Rangers.
Judge tied Maris on the road. Wouldn’t it be fitting if he broke the record at home?
After hitting No. 60, Judge went into a home run slump. It was not that he couldn’t hit or reach base, because he was doing that, and then some. Rather, he could not make the contact necessary to send a baseball over the outfield wall.
Given that homer No. 61 is out of the way, the pressure is off. For our prediction as to when Judge hits homer No. 62 will be his first game in their upcoming series against Baltimore. Either Friday, Sept. 30, or Saturday, Oct. 1. That is all dependent on if Judge gets an off day on Sept. 30.
Whether it does happen on these dates, or not at all, Judge is in the history books regardless, first-place for most home runs hit in a single season by an AL player.