Fenway Park is one of the most historic ballparks, and it witnessed even more history as Aaron Judge hit his 56th and 57th homers of the 2022 season, guiding the New York Yankees to a 7-6 win against their bitter rivals, the Boston Red Sox.
With these latest two home runs, Judge edged closer to immortalizing his season in Yankees lore alongside Babe Ruth’s 60 home runs in 1927 and Roger Maris’ record 61 in 1961, which has also stood as the American League record for 61 years.
Judge’s first homer of the night — a 383-foot drive through right-center field — tied the game at three in the third inning.
His next one was even bigger, as he blasted a high ball 389 feet through to deep left field and into the stands to tie the game at 4-4 in the sixth.
“You really just don’t look at it. If you’re checking the numbers, you’re gonna get caught,” Judge said afterwards.
The most homer ever in a single season was by Barry Bonds in 2001 when he finished with 73.