Aaron Judge is an American baseball player for Major League Baseball. Judge is the player who, in 2022, set the record for hitting the most home runs in a season, by scoring 62 homers.
Aaron Judge – Age, Height, And Personal Life
Aaron James Judge was born in Sacramento, California. He is 30 years old. He was adopted by his parents, Wayne Judge and Patty Judge who raised him. He studied at California State University. He has been a baseball player since high school. Judge is 6 ft 7 inches tall.
Judge got married to his high school sweetheart, Samantha Bracksieck in 2021.
Aaron Judge’s Professional Career
Judge has been a fan of the San Francisco Giants ever since a child. He was a three-star sport when he was attending school in Linden High School.
In high school, he was part of the baseball team, the football team, and the basketball team. He was a player member of the Linden High School baseball team that made its way into the Division III playoffs of the California Interscholastic Federation.
Judge has represented various colleges to play football including the universities of UCLA, Stanford, and Notre Dam. Judge later enrolled at the California State University in Fresno and played in the Fresno State Bulldogs baseball team in the Western Athletic Conference (WAC).
Judge is best known for his role as the baseball outfielder for the New York Yankees, playing in the Major League Basketball (MLB). He is a free agent.
In 2014, he made his debut into professional basketball through the Charleston Riverdogs in the Class A South Atlantic League.
In 2015, he was invited by the New York Yankees to spring training in the role of a non-roster player. In 2016, Aaron Judge played in the MLB at-bat for the first time ever. He hit a home run in the first game itself.
Following the first game, he hit a home run in his second game too, which made him the second-ever player of the New York Yankees to have a homer, at the beginning, of two games.
In 2017, Judge was named as the Opening Day right fielder against the Tampa Bay Rays by the Yankees. Judge had his primary multiple homers in the 2017 Rookie season.
This was in the game against the Baltimore Orioles. He gave the Yankees a win of 14-11 soaring from a 9-1. The exit velocity of his batting at one of the games was 119.4 miles per hour.
This is ranked as the fastest exit velocity of a homer since the 2015 adoption of the Statcast. Statcast is an automated tool that analyzes the high speed as well as the high accuracy of the player’s movements and abilities which is used in the MLB.
Aaron Judge was the winner of the 2017 Home Run Derby thus titling as the first-ever rookie to win the Derby outright. Following his home run saga, on July 21, a homer hard hit by him didn’t get recorded in the Statcast and it traveled beyond the Safeco Field stadium in Seattle, Washington.
Judge is honored with the Silver Slugger Award and the Most Valuable Player Award in the American League.
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Aaron Judge’s Net Worth
Aaron Judge has a net worth which is estimated to be a value of 20 million USD. As per the records of 2021, he has a salary of 1.02 USD.
Aaron Judge Controversies
The professional baseball player is in the news regarding the deal related to the Yankees in the MLB. The Yankees want Judge to be a Yankee for all of his life and deals and contracts are being discussed in between them. Reportedly the team is attempting to re-sign Aaron Judge.
Brian Cashman, the general manager of the Yankees said that the team would love to have their player back. The team is also ready to be with him through his journey to Cooperstown, to the National Baseball Hall of Fame.
Meanwhile, rumors are surfacing that hint at Judge turning down a deal from the Yankees. It is also rumored that the Dodgers might be able to sign Judge for the Winter Meetings.
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