Judge falls just short of 61, Yanks clinch playoff berth

Friday, September 23rd 2022, 3:10:58 am
Aaron Judge turned around a fastball in the ninth inning, and the already-standing crowd of 43,123 at Yankee Stadium erupted in noise, wondering, hoping he had hit a record-tying 61st home run and clinched a playoff berth with one mighty swing. Kiké Hernández made the catch a step in front of the fence, 404 feet from the plate. Judge remained one shy of the American League record set by New York slugger Roger Maris in 1961.

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