Roger Maris, Jr. Names Aaron Judge 'New, CLEAN Home Run King'

Is Aaron Judge the new leader in single-season home runs? Or is it still Barry Bonds?

On Tuesday, Judge landed seventh on the list of most home run hits in a single season with his 62nd score: bested only by Mark McGwire (65, 70), Sammy Sosa (63, 64, 66) and Barry Bonds (73).

Since those three have infamously been linked to PED / steroid use, a sect of baseball fans crowned Judge the new all-time home run leader based on his clean play.

Congratulating Judge on No. 62 was Roger Maris, Jr., who called Judge the "new CLEAN HOME RUN KING!!"


"Congratulations to Aaron Judge and his family on Aaron’s historic home run number 62!" Maris, Jr. said. "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!!"

Reaching No. 62 was no easy feat: as seen in Aaron Judge's evident frustration in Game 1. Judge slammed his helmet on the ground after ending another at-bat stuck at 61 homers. He was focused in Game 2 and went yard deep left in the first inning to pass Maris' American League record.

New York closes the regular season out on Wednesday against the Rangers.

Twitter was divided on Maris' decision to put the crown on Judge.

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Alejandro Avila lives in Southern California and previously covered news for the LA Football Network. Jeopardy expert and grumpy sports fan. Known for having watched every movie and constant craving for dessert. @alejandroaveela (on X)