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Aaron Judge (finally) makes history

He may have made major league baseball languish for a few games, but Aaron Judge finally tied the American’s record by hitting his 61st long pitch of the season on Wednesday against the Blue Jays in Toronto.

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After running out of seven games without a home run, Judge finally joined Roger Maris and his record dating back to 1961.

On the seventh round, the 30-year-old colossus propelled an offering from Tim Mayza, who had just entered the game, out of bounds. The latter had allowed a single to Aaron Hicks moments before, which allowed Judge to add two runs to the board.

The all-time record in major league baseball is held by Barry Bonds. He had stretched his arms 73 times in 2001. In the National, five other hitters have already scored more than 61 home runs in a campaign.

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