FRESNO, Calif. (KSEE/KGPE) – New York Yankee outfielder and former Fresno State Bulldog Aaron Judge hit home run No. 61 on Wednesday, tying the American League single season record set back in 1961.

Roger Maris hit 61 home runs during the 1961 season.

Judge, who played at Fresno State from 2011-2013, hit his record-tying home run in the seventh inning of the Yankees’ 8-3 win over the Blue Jays, their 155th game of the season.

Judge’s historic home run comes after a seven-day home run drought.

The Yankees have seven games remaining in the 2022 regular season, continuing Friday at home against the Baltimore Orioles.

The Major League record for most home runs in a single season is 73, set by Barry Bonds in 2001.