Roger Maris Jr. calls Barry Bonds HR record illegitimate

On the night that Aaron Judge equalized his father’s MLS record on home soil, Roger Maris Jr. made a bold announcement.

Back on the turf would give the judge the outright lead for the AL, but still left him 11 shy of Barry Bonds MLB’s 73-shot record, which he hit in 2001. After the judge’s equalizing shot on Wednesday, though, the younger Maris called Bonds total illegal , According to Brendan Kuty of NJ.com.

“I think it means a lot, not just to me. I think it means a lot to a lot of people,” Maris said. “He’s clean, he’s a Yankee, playing the game the right way. I think it gives people a chance to look and someone who should be revered for hitting him 62 times at home… should be revered for being the de facto racing champion for one season. That’s it really, if he gets to 62. I think that’s what has to happen, I think baseball needs to look at the records, and I think baseball has to do something.”

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