Derek Jeter was as excited as the remainder of the baseball world to look at Aaron Decide launch his historic 61st residence run.
“Sure!!! @TheJudge44,” the previous Yankees captain tweeted after the outfielder deposited a sinker from Blue Jays pitcher Tim Mayza within the Toronto bullpen within the high of the seventh for the go-ahead two-run homer within the Yankees’ 8-3 win at Rogers Centre on Wednesday evening.
The blast tied Decide with Roger Maris for the Yankees and American League single-season residence run report. Decide additionally will look to place his identify alone within the historical past books when the Yankees return to The Bronx on Friday to face the Orioles.
Jeter is not any stranger to chasing and passing Yankees legends for franchise data. The five-time World Sequence champion is the Yankees’ all-time hits chief – a report beforehand held by Lou Gehrig.
One other former Yankees, Jim Leyritz, additionally lauded Decide’s second.
“Congrats Aaron Decide tying Roger Maris,” he tweeted. “Break the report at residence is suitable. Good luck. I might be there friday rooting you on.”