Yankees star Aaron Judge hit his AL-record 62nd home run of the season in the first inning of Tuesday's game at the Rangers. It broke a tie with Roger Maris' 1961 mark, and the reaction from around the world was fitting of the historic accomplishment.
First, here's video of Judge's long-awaited 62nd, and here's how Yankees iconic broadcaster John Sterling .
Just like she was for No. 61, Judge's mother, Patty, was in attendance for No. 62 and, of course, had a very wholesome reaction.
Plenty of star athletes past and present weighed in as well, including some Yankees icons.
Aaron Judge bet on himself in the MOST EPIC WAY POSSIBLE. 62 Home Runs. Wow.— Robert Griffin III (@RGIII) October 5, 2022
Just witnessed history!!!!! Blessed’!!!! Mr.judge is insane!!!— Micah Parsons (@MicahhParsons11) October 5, 2022
New York City mayor Eric Adams also congratulated one of his city's biggest stars.
The Empire State Building lit up in the iconic Yankees pinstripes moments after the home run.
Roger Maris Jr., who was there for Judge's 61st, not only congratulated Judge but declared him the, "CLEAN HOME RUN KING." Maris said previously if and when he reached 62.
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
Plenty of other New York City teams chimed in, including several individual players from the Jets.
Shout out Aaron Judge.— NEW YORK KNICKS (@nyknicks) October 5, 2022
Even the Carolina Hurricanes -- in the middle of a preseason game -- hilariously weighed in.