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Will Fargo embrace Aaron Judge as the new home run king?

The Yankees slugger is ahead of Roger Maris’ home run pace in his record setting season of 1961.

MLB: New York Yankees at Milwaukee Brewers
New York Yankees center fielder Aaron Judge tosses his bat away after drawing a walk Sunday against the Milwaukee Brewers. Judge is chasing baseball's Triple Crown — leading the American League in home runs, RBI and batting average.
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With Aaron Judge cracking his 55th home run of the season Wednesday against the Twins, he remains well ahead of Roger Maris' pace for the single season home run record.

Yes in this commentary segment, we honor 61 home runs as the all-time record.

I was thinking the other day, how would fans around here react to a fellow Yankee breaking Maris's record?

By all accounts Judge is a tremendous person, and he's been marketed as such, with numerous commercials.

But with the NFL season about to kick off it seems the Judge story is barely a blip.


Maybe that has more to do that the official record is 73 homers, not 61.

The Maris family said today they don't want to see their dad's record broken.

Roger Maris Junior added though, records are meant to be broken. "If somebody had to break I can't think of a better person to do it."

Roger Junior said he'll be at Yankee Stadium if it happens.

I wonder how much Fargo will care if and when Judge breaks it.

I get a sense there will be some fierce emotion back home.

Opinion by Dom Izzo
Dom Izzo is the Sports Director at WDAY-TV. He began working for WDAY in 2006 as the weekend sports anchor and was promoted to Sports Director in 2010.
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