Judge smashed the record breaker in the first inning against the Texas Rangers. He hit the dinger in the leadoff spot, his fourth career home run from that position, all coming this year, according to ESPN Stats & Information. He now sits alone at seventh on the all-time single-season home runs list.
The historic feat only adds to Judge's sensational season. Entering Tuesday's game, he touted a .310 batting average, a 1.106 OPS and 130 RBIs. He also is in the running for the Triple Crown, another accolade he could add to his accomplishments this year.
Sports Twitter took notice of Judge's big moment, and many stars, including Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes, Yankees legend Derek Jeter and more, commended the outfielder on an incredible achievement.
Congrats @TheJudge44 on 62! Postseason next!!!— Derek Jeter (@derekjeter) October 5, 2022
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!!— Roger Maris Jr (@RogerMarisJr) October 5, 2022
Congrats @TheJudge44 on home run 62. History made, more history to make.— President Biden (@POTUS) October 5, 2022
Congratulations @TheJudge44 on number 62! Thanks for giving baseball fans everywhere a thrilling season, and sending my best for October.— Bill Clinton (@BillClinton) October 5, 2022
I was 13 when I saw Maris hit #61.Watching Aaron@TheJudge44 hit #62 tonight made me feel like I was 13 all over again.What a thrilling moment. What a thrilling season.— Billy Crystal (@BillyCrystal) October 5, 2022
Just witnessed history!!!!! Blessed'!!!! Mr.judge is insane!!!— Micah Parsons (@MicahhParsons11) October 5, 2022
Congrats to Aaron Judge on #62 but can we all please recognize the man who will be sharing the highlight reel with him for eternity.— Lᴀᴡʀᴇɴᴄᴇ Tʏɴᴇs (@lt4kicks) October 5, 2022
Texas Rangers Pitcher Jesús Rafael Tinoco#AaronJudge
ALL RISE!— New York Giants (@Giants) October 5, 2022
Congrats Aaron Judge on making history ⚾️ pic.twitter.com/2RHmvUPQqu
Congrats @TheJudge44 the boss would be so happy for you right now!— Dwight Gooden (@DocGooden16) October 5, 2022
What a thrill to see Aaron Judge make history...Congratulations!!! 6️⃣2️⃣#AllRise— Paul O'Neill (@PaulONeillYES) October 5, 2022