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Aaron Judge of the New York Yankees tips his hat toward his mother after hitting his 61st home run of the season in the seventh inning against the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre on Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022, in Toronto. Judge has now tied Roger Maris for the American League record.

Aaron Judge’s homers almost always impress, and No. 61 on Wednesday night was no exception — a laser-beam shot that landed in the Blue Jays bullpen amidst huge cheers from the crowd in Toronto.

Baseball history was made and the joy was palpable. The New York Yankees slugger had just tied Roger Maris for the American League, and what some fans consider the “real,” single-season home run record.

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