Aaron Judge’s career continued towards 61 on Wednesday when He hit Homer 55 this season In the first match of the head double against the twins.
Although many believe Judge would be considered the new home race champion if he crossed Roger Maris’ mark of 61 due to Barry Bonds PED ties, Judge himself has indicated that he disagrees, saying that Bonds 73 is still the rightful guru.
“The record is the record,” the judge said after Yankees swept double bill against Minnesota. “That’s what I go for. I watched him as a kid flip the ball in the bay with ease. That hasn’t changed.”
Judge The first to express feelings in An interview with the San Francisco ChronicleSaying, “No one can take that from him.” But the judge said he would not go after No. Bonds or Maris, for that matter.
“I don’t really chase or look at anything,” the judge said of his move to the top of the home leaderboard. “This is just happening.”
And he’s not planning on getting 73 either.
“Not really,” the judge said. “This year has been a bit unrealistic. This is a number that is hard to notice.”
Roger Maris Jr., preparing for a judge to pass his late father’s mark set in 1961 and said it was “disappointing” that the judge did not consider Maris’ record as a true one.
“I think a lot of people still look at my dad as the real record,” Maris said over the phone. “So that was surprising to me.”
He was somewhat surprised for another reason, as the judge would be a free agent after the season, and while he’d get a massive contract even if he didn’t hit another Homer, he’d probably be better if he were considered the true running record holder.
“He has a lot at stake if that’s what he believes in,” Maris said. “So he’d better start hitting more of them. Maybe he’s going after Bonds the way he’s been killing lately.”
Wednesday’s Homer gave the judge’s first game four straight runs in four straight games. The latest hot streak also makes plans difficult for Maris, who would like to be in the bout if Judge is ready to get 62.
“This surprised everyone,” Maris said. “It’s definitely killing her. I guess we all expected him to get it at this point, but I don’t think anyone has seen him take off like that. Anything could happen, but at this point, it looks like he’s going to be in his mid-60s. And then, who knows?” “
His home Wednesday gave the judge the franchise record for a right-handed hitter, previously held by another PED-tainted player, Alex Rodriguez.
And he showed no signs of getting attention, and it wasn’t when Maris was chasing Babe Ruth’s record number of 60 in 1961.
“It shows how strong and steady he is,” Maris said. But conditions are different. My dad was chasing Ruth and he had [Mickey] cloak with him. Nobody wants him to have it: the writers, the commissioner, the fans. Everyone seems to be pulling for the judge.”
Including Maris – up to a point.
“We love that Dad has the record, but records are broken and you have to love the greatness and see that,” he said. “It would be crazy not to applaud what he’s doing.”
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