Aaron Judge’s wife, mom, and dad share the historic night of 62nd homer with him

Aaron Judge celebrates 62nd home run with his family.

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ARLINGTON, Texas — Like millions of baseball fans, Aaron Judge‘s family members were also praying for his 62nd home run. When the New York slugger hit the historic homer at Globe Life Field on Tuesday night, his father Wayne, mother Patty, and wife Samantha were in the ballpark. Mom Patty has been constantly at Aaron Judge’s side since he hit his 60th home run of the season.

Following his record-breaking 62nd home run in the second game of Tuesday’s doubleheader, the Yankees slugger was able to share the postgame celebration with his family. They were all there to see him break Roger Maris’ American League and franchise records in a 3-2 loss to the Rangers.

Since mid-September, the three of them had watched almost every game of Judge’s home run chase, and his mom had watched every game. After his 61st home run that equaled Maris’ 1961 record, Aaron Judge gifted the 61st HR ball to his mom.

Commenting on his son’s historic AL record, dad Wyne said:

“I don’t have a comment right now, I’m still trying to soak it in myself. It’s all about him, he added, pointing to his son walking ahead of him as the family went out to the field to take more pictures together.”

When Aaron Judge tied Maris with his 61st home run a week ago in Toronto, only Judge’s mother made the trip, but the entire Judge family was there on Tuesday when the event took place.

And as Aaron Judge was making his way around the bases after hitting home run number 62 in the first inning of the nightcap of the doubleheader, thoughts of his family came to his mind. While talking to the press after his historic game, the Yankees’ power hitter told:

“I was thinking about my wife, thinking about my family, my teammates, the fans. All that was kind of running through my head, just the constant support I’ve gotten through this whole process and this whole year from them especially. That’s all that was really running through my head.”

Aaron Judge stated that the significance of everything he had accomplished was still not fully sinking in for him, and he did not anticipate that it would until the offseason. On the other hand, he intended to take everything in by the late hours of Wednesday night, which was the eve of the final game of the regular season.

According to him:

“That’s what we’ve got tonight for: to soak it in, to soak in the moment, to soak in the moment with my family, and to get ready for the game [on Wednesday].”

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