Aaron Judge Finally Hits 62nd Home Run of Season, Football Fans Rejoice

by Nick Geddes
(Photo by Cooper Neill/MLB Photos via Getty Images)

Football fans rejoice! The days of seeing your beloved game interrupted by the chase for 62 are over!

New York Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge hit his 62nd home run of the season on Tuesday, breaking Roger Maris’ American League single-season home run record.

Judge’s record-setting dinger brings an end to the live cut-ins of every at-bat of his. ESPN had made a habit of showing Judge’s at-bats during college football games. Fans are happy to see the cut-ins going away.

It is, truly, the end of an era. An era that no one outside of the Bronx is sad to see ending.

“Yankees fans celebrate this glorious success and everyone else celebrates the fact that they don’t have to cut in to his AB’s during every show,” one Twitter user wrote.

Ironically enough, there was no college football on TV for Judge to interrupt as he hit No. 62.

“Good God Aaron Judge did it outside of a college football game being cut in half!!!” another Twitter user wrote.

Aaron Judge Breaks Tie With Yankees Legend Roger Maris

Six days ago, Judge connected on long ball No. 61, which tied him with Maris. Maris hit 61 in ’61 — a record most thought could not be reached. Judge did it, however, and is now arguably the single-season home run king. Although Barry Bonds, Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa all had seasons of 63 home runs or more, the assumption is that all three were on steroids during those seasons.

Judge called it an “honor” to be associated with Yankee greats such as Maris.

“It’s an incredible honor, getting a chance to be associated with one of the Yankee greats, one of baseball’s greats, words can’t describe it,” Judge said after hitting No. 61. “That’s one thing so special about the Yankees organization, is all the guys that came before us and kind of paved the way and played the game the right way, did things the right way, did a lot of great things in this game and getting a chance to be mentioned with those guys now is, I can’t even describe it, it’s an incredible honor that’s for sure.”