December 5, 2022

Roger Maris Jr. has used Aaron Decide’s record-breaking dwelling run as an opportunity to specific his opinion on baseball’s doping historical past, as he deemed the Yankees slugger the ‘new clear dwelling run king.’

Decide hit his 62nd dwelling run of the season on Tuesday evening vs. the Rangers, breaking the earlier AL document of 61 held by Maris Jr.’s father, Yankees nice Roger Maris.

Nevertheless, the query of the general single-season document stays a extra contentious one, as Decide trails Barry Bonds (73) and Mark McGwire’s (70) single season marks, although the pair have admitted to utilizing steroids.

Aaron Decide broke Roger Maris’ AL document on Tuesday, and Maris’ son thinks the all-time document is now Decide’s too

Judge is the likely frontrunner to win the AL MVP with 62 home runs and a .311 average

Decide is the seemingly frontrunner to win the AL MVP with 62 dwelling runs and a .311 common

Decide’s 62 dwelling runs additionally path Sammy Sosa’s 64, who was named in a 2009 New York Instances report as having examined constructive in 2003, although the previous Cubs participant denies ever taking performance-enhancing medication.

Nonetheless, it was clear what facet Maris Jr. stood on after Decide broke the AL document on Tuesday evening.

‘Congratulations to Aaron Decide and his household on Aaron’s historic dwelling run quantity 62! It has undoubtedly been a baseball season to recollect. You might be all class and somebody who ought to be revered,’ he stated on Twitter. 

‘For the MAJORITY of the followers, we are able to now rejoice a brand new CLEAN HOME RUN KING!!’

Maris Jr.’s opinion largely drew backlash, as Bonds and McGwire thrived in an period that was rampant with steroid use.

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‘Bonds is the KING! Hit 73 bombs in 100 much less [at-bats] then Decide! Come one! That’s when baseball was enjoyable!’ one fan said.

Roger Maris Jr. made his opinions on baseball's doping history clear after Judge's home run

Roger Maris Jr. made his opinions on baseball’s doping historical past clear after Decide’s dwelling run

Judge talks with Maris Jr. after tying his father's record against the Blue Jays last week

Decide talks with Maris Jr. after tying his father’s document in opposition to the Blue Jays final week

‘This you hypocrite?’ one other asked alongside a photograph of Maris Jr. embracing McGwire.

Nevertheless, some additionally appeared to facet with the son of the Yankees legend.

‘I used to be 13 when your dad hit his 61st; In my view, the true dwelling run document that stood till simply now,’ one other fan said

‘If it needed to be damaged, I’m thrilled that somebody like Decide was in a position to do it. He and your dad deserve nothing however respect…’

Decide and the Yankees will start postseason play subsequent week after wrapping up the common season on Wednesday.