Empire State Building Sparkles In Yankee Colors For 62 Seconds To Celebrate Aaron Judge’s Record Breaking Home Run

The Empire State Building in New York City lit its facade Tuesday night in honor of Aaron Judge’s record-setting 62nd home run of the season for the New York Yankees.

“We’re sparkling in @Yankees pinstripes for 62 seconds to celebrate @TheJudge44’s 62nd home run,” the Empire State Building tweeted alongside an aerial video of the lights.

Judge broke the American League single-season record set by fellow Yankee Roger Maris in 1961. He made the historic hit against Texas Rangers pitcher Jesus Tinoco during the second game of a double-header at Globe Life Field in Arlington.

One fan jumped over a railing in a failed attempt to catch the ball, which is potentially worth millions of dollars. They were uninjured, per reports, but ejected from the stadium. Rangers fan Cory Youmans caught the ball.

Sammy Sosa, Barry Bonds and Mark McGwire have all broken the single-season record of 61 home runs, but were disqualified from the record due to the use of performance-enhancing drugs.

The Yankees lost 3–2, after beating the Rangers 5–4 earlier in the day.

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