Volume 31



Judgment Day

Aaron Judge blasts his 62nd home run against the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Field Oct. 4
Conor P. Fitzgerald
Oakland, California – August 28, 2021: #99 Aaron Judge of the New York Yankees hits a 9th inning home run against the Oakland Athletics at Ring Central Coliseum. Printed with permission of

Update to Aaron Judge’s Wild Home Run Race on Sept. 20

For 61 years, American professional baseball right fielder Roger Maris’s 1961 single season home run record of 61 stood strong, the most home runs hit by a player without the use of steroids.
That was until Oct. 4, when outfielder Aaron Judge blasted his 62nd home run against the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Field. He crushed the ball to deep left field, traveling 391 feet and landing in a lucky fan’s glove, changing their life forever. Judge rounded the bases with a smile, meeting his teammates at home plate. He was welcomed with hugs from other players, as they congratulated him after an exciting season.
It was a huge relief for Judge, as he was understandably pressing for a home run as there were very few games left in the 2022 season.
Judge not only broke a regular season record, but also he looks to extend the Yankees season further by having a long playoff run and aiming for a World Series title.

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Connor Merrihew
Connor Merrihew ’26 is a first year Spectrum reporter. Merrihew has been writing since 6th grade and enjoys writing feature stories about current events and sports. He focuses on sports, especially baseball and football, but is open to writing in different types of journalism. He writes both in and out of school and looks forward to furthering his news journalism experience while on Spectrum. 
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