Aaron James Judge is an American professional baseball outfielder for the New York Yankees of Major League Baseball. Judge was unanimously selected as the American League Rookie of the Year in 2017 and finished second in voting for the AL Most Valuable Player Award. Judge, who played college baseball for the Fresno State Bulldogs, was selected by the Yankees in the first round of the 2013 MLB draft. After making his MLB debut in 2016 and hitting a home run in his first MLB career at bat, Judge went on to have a record-breaking rookie season in 2017. He was named an All-Star and won the Home Run Derby, becoming the first MLB rookie to do so. Judge ended the season with 52 home runs, breaking Mark McGwire's MLB rookie record of 49 and the Yankees' full-season rookie record of 29. He won the American League Rookie of the Month Awards for April, May, June, and September, as well as the AL's Player of the Month Award for June and September.
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About Aaron Judge
Outfielder for the New York Yankees who debuted with the team in 2016 after he was originally drafted 32nd overall by the organization in 2013. In 2017, he earned his first All-Star game nod, led the AL in home runs and won the AL Rookie of the Year award.
Aaron Judge Before Fame
He played baseball, basketball and football for Linden High School and earned All-American honors as a senior in baseball. He was first drafted in 2010 by the Oakland Athletics in the 31st round, but chose to enroll in college at California State University, Fresno.
Achievement of Aaron Judge
He won the 2017 MLB Home Run Derby.
Aaron Judge Family Life
He and his older brother John were both adopted by parents Patty and Wayne Judge. Both his parents were teachers.
Associations of Aaron Judge
He passed Babe Ruth to set the Yankees single-season franchise home record with his 52nd home run in 2017.
Information related to Aaron Judge
- 50 home run club - In Major League Baseball, the 50 home run club is the group of batters who have hit 50 or more home runs in a single season. Babe Ruth was the first to achieve this, doing so in 1920.
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- American League home run champions
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- Silver Slugger Award winners
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