Who is Roger Maris? Aaron Judge will be 'actual single-season home run champ'

Who is Roger Maris? Aaron Judge will be 'actual single-season home run champ'

New York Yankees star Aaron Judge finally hit No. 61 on September 28 after a week of sitting at 60 home runs.

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With this, he has tied with Roger Maris for the most home runs in a single season in American League history.

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Maris' son, Roger Maris Jr, was in attendance at the Rogers Centre in Toronto to witness the historic moment.

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Maris Jr. lauded Judge for being a clean player, affirming that it "means a lot for a lot of people."

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Previously, Maris Sr. set the MLB record for home runs in 1961.

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His single-season Major League home run record was broken by Mark McGwire in 1998 after he hit 70.

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Aaron Judge has a net worth of $20 million in 2022.

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Maris had an estimated net worth of between $1 million and $5 million when he died in 1985.

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