Roger Maris’ children don’t know exactly what to feel.
Aaron Judge hits 60 home runs in a season — tying former Babe Ruth record for being 1 shy in the American League, steroid-free, in one season — Maris kids hit Thursday I was at Yankee Stadium at night. The team beat the Red Sox 5-4 in ten innings.
And what seemed inevitable recently was that a judge tied the father’s 61-year-old record.
Maris’ son, Roger Jr., said on Fox’s broadcast before the game, “It’s a mixed feeling.” We want to see him have a big night hopefully tonight and a big night the rest of the week to finish the year off strong.
“Again, we love the record. I’m going to break a few ball hits in a few weeks.I don’t think we’ll be able to hit the record at the end of the year, but we salute Aaron for what he’s done this year and wish him the best of luck.”
Maris, who died in 1985, shares some similarities with Judge in his public temperament.
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And if he could have seen the judges, he would have shared the same sentiments and now passed New York.
“He would have loved Judge,” Roger Jr. said. “I don’t know how much you know about your father, but when you look at those two and look back at their careers, it goes to judge careers, their attitudes, how they deal with the press. And what makes them different?” They’re just humble guys Team first guys it’s all about winning and doing the right thing going into the game well prepared trying to win the game trying to win the championship I think he loved watching Aaron do it.”
Kevin, one of Maris’ other sons, was asked how he wanted his father to be remembered after he no longer held the AL record for home runs in a season.
“The good thing about it is that I remember him bonding with Judge and Babe Ruth,” Kevin said. “And they’re two of the best ballplayers to play.”