The wait is finally over.
Playing in the second game of a doubleheader against the Texas Rangers, Judge was frustrated following the first contest of the day with just a single in five at-bats, but he wasted no time in hitting the record-setting homer at the top of the first inning.
Fans behind left field stood in anticipation as the ball flew their way, ready to make a historic catch — with varying degrees of success.
The excitement was palpable in the sports world as other teams joined in on the fun.
But, congratulations weren’t confined to the sports world.
Judge, who will become a free agent upon this season’s end, now holds the most home runs in the American League’s 121-year history and sits only 11 behind matching the single-season record.