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And Just like That History Is Made

October 4, 2022

This is a baseball post. But, if you aren’t a baseball fan, at least it’s short.

Tonight, October 4, 2022 a player for the New York Yankees, their center fielder, Aaron Judge, hit a home run. What makes it remarkable is that he did it 61 times this season. Tonight was the 62nd homerun for him in the 2022 season.

It’s the first time in the 150 year history of the American League that a player has hit 62 homeruns in a single season. Babe Ruth, also a Yankee, never did it. Roger Maris, another Yankee player, never did it.

The record has stood for 61 years. Longer than any of today’s ball players have been alive. Longer than I’ve been alive (and I’m sort of old.) Who knows when it will happen again. And it will undoubtably happen again. Baseball is a living, breathing sport that continues to set new records.

But, today, this one was set.

It was a good day to be a baseball fan. . .even if Judge does play for the Yankees

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Rodney M Bliss is an author, columnist and IT Consultant. His blog updates every weekday. He lives in Pleasant Grove, UT with his lovely wife, thirteen children and grandchildren. Order Miscellany II, an anthology including his latest short story, “The Mercy System” here

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