32 Facts About Aaron Judge

1. On November 6, 2017, it was revealed that Aaron Judge would be the cover athlete for MLB The Show 18, as well as an endorsement deal with Pepsi.

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2. Aaron Judge keeps a note on his phone that reads ".

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3. Aaron Judge has stated he would prefer either No 44 or No 35 but is not sure whether he would switch if the latter two were to become available.

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4. Aaron Judge became the first MLB player to record eight strikeouts in a doubleheader.

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5. Aaron Judge led MLB in average exit velocity among players with a minimum of 12 batted ball events.

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6. Aaron Judge went on to finish second in the voting for the 2017 American League Most Valuable Player Award to Jose Altuve, receiving two first-place votes, 27 second-place votes and one third-place vote.

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7. In Game 3 of the ALDS, Aaron Judge robbed Francisco Lindor of a home run, preserving the tie game.

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8. Aaron Judge struck out an MLB-leading 208 times, breaking the Yankees record previously set by Curtis Granderson in 2012 and a rookie record previously set by Kris Bryant in 2015.

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9. Aaron Judge was named to the International League All-Star Team in 2016, but did not play in the 2016 Triple-A All-Star Game after he spent a month on the disabled list due to a knee sprain.

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10. Aaron Judge was chosen to represent the Yankees at the 2015 All-Star Futures Game.

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11. Aaron Judge made his professional debut with the Charleston RiverDogs of the Class A South Atlantic League in 2014.

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12. Aaron Judge has an older brother, John, who was adopted.

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13. Aaron Judge was born and raised in Linden, California and was adopted the day after he was born by Patty and Wayne Judge, who both worked as teachers.

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14. Aaron 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.

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15. Aaron Judge was named an All-Star and won the Home Run Derby, becoming the first rookie to do so.

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16. Aaron Judge received two seventh place and two tenth place votes to finish 12th in the overall AL MVP voting.

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17. Aaron Judge might be the talk of the Big Apple, but his star shines from coast to coast in the United States.

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18. Aaron Judge has always had to deal with low strikes.

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19. For the 2018 season, Aaron Judge signed an endorsement deal with Adidas, finishing his contract with Under Armour he had since 2014.

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20. Aaron Judge appeared on the cover of the edition of May 15, 2017 of Sports Illustrated.

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21. Aaron Judge is a Christian and has posted about his faith on his Twitter account.

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22. Aaron Judge has been credited as a team leader both on and off the field.

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23. For the 2018 Players Weekend, Aaron Judge chose to just have his last name on the back of his jersey.

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24. Aaron Judge chose the nickname "All Rise" to be worn on the back of his jersey nameplate.

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25. With his solo home run in the 2nd inning, Aaron Judge became the youngest Yankees player to hit a home run in the All-Star Game since Mickey Mantle in 1956.

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26. Aaron Judge became the fifth player in Yankees history to start an All-Star Game in each of his first two seasons.

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27. Aaron Judge was unanimously voted as the American League Rookie of the Year.

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28. Aaron Judge hit a home run in his second MLB game, becoming the second Yankees player to do so, after Joe Lefebvre in 1980.

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29. Aaron Judge made his MLB debut on August 13, 2016, starting in right field against the Tampa Bay Rays.

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30. Aaron Judge attended Linden High School, where he was a three-sport star.

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31. Aaron Judge was unanimously selected as the American League Rookie of the Year in 2017 and finished second, behind Jose Altuve, for AL Most Valuable Player.

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32. Aaron Judge allows excessive force lawsuit to proceed against Lincoln police officers.

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