Aaron Judge made history on Tuesday night with two of his biggest fans nearby.
As the Yankees superstar broke Roger Maris’ regular-season home run record with home run No. 62, his parents, Patty and Wayne Judge, smiled and embraced in the stands at Choctaw Stadium in Arlington, Texas, where the Yanks faced the Rangers in the second game of a doubleheader.
It is unclear if Judge’s wife, Samantha Bracksieck, joined his parents for the 30-year-old outfielder’s historic night.
Patty traveled to Toronto last week, when Judge tied Maris’ record with his 61st homer. There, she was joined by Maris’ son, Roger Maris Jr., with the pair embracing in the stands. Maris Jr. congratulated Judge on Tuesday after he broke his father’s record.
“Congratulations to Aaron Judge and his family on Aaron’s historic home run number 62! It has definitely been a baseball season to remember. You are all class and someone who should be revered. For the MAJORITY of the fans, we can now celebrate a new CLEAN HOME RUN KING!!” Maris Jr. tweeted.
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Judge’s homer put the Yankees on the board in the top of the first.
The Yankees, who clinched the AL East title last month, will wrap the regular-season on Wednesday against the Rangers.