New Yorkers are cheering Yankee slugger Aaron Decide, who swung his manner into baseball historical past Tuesday evening, after breaking a decades-old American League document for probably the most home runs hit in a single season.
Decide hit his 62nd homer whereas enjoying the Texas Rangers Tuesday. He elbowed out the earlier title holder, Yankees rightfielder Roger Maris, who hit 61 home runs in 1961. Babe Ruth — who additionally performed for the Yankees — held the document in 1927 with 60 home runs.
Decide acquired fawning reward from New Yorkers of all stripes.
“New York is proud of you!” declared the state’s legal professional basic, Letitia James.
Mayor Eric Adams referred to as on Decide to “keep making history for New York City.”
Talking after the sport, Decide mentioned his key to success was all about maintaining cool underneath stress.
“You gotta be relaxed,” he mentioned. “If you go into every single at bat with no fear and just, the calmness that, ‘Hey, this is out of my hands. I put all the work in pregame, you know, let’s go out there and play,’ Good things are gonna happen.”
The Empire State constructing lit up with blue and white pinstripes after Decide’s historic homer.