51 Facts About Aaron Judge


Aaron James Judge was born on April 26, 1992 and is an American professional baseball outfielder for the New York Yankees of Major League Baseball.

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Aaron 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 that year.

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Aaron Judge played college baseball for the Fresno State Bulldogs, and the Yankees selected him with the 32nd pick in the first round of the 2013 MLB draft.

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

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Aaron Judge played as a pitcher and first baseman for the baseball team, a wide receiver for the football team, and as a center for the basketball team.

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In 2011, Aaron Judge was part of a Fresno State team that shared the Western Athletic Conference regular season title, won the WAC Tournament, and qualified for the 2011 NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament.

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Aaron Judge played collegiate summer baseball for the Brewster Whitecaps of the Cape Cod Baseball League in the summer of 2012.

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Aaron Judge was named to the all-conference team in all three of his seasons for the Bulldogs—in the WAC in his first two seasons, and the Mountain West Conference as a junior (the Bulldogs joined the MW in July 2012, between his sophomore and junior seasons).

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Aaron Judge tore a quadriceps femoris muscle while participating in a base running drill, which kept him out of the 2013 season.

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

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Aaron Judge began the 2015 season with the Trenton Thunder of the Class AA Eastern League.

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

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

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Aaron Judge hit a home run in his second MLB game, becoming the second Yankees player to homer in each of his first two MLB games.

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The following day, Aaron Judge went 4-for-4 with two home runs; one of the home runs traveled 495 feet, making it the longest home run hit in the 2017 season.

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Aaron Judge's week ended with him leading the AL in all three Triple Crown categories.

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On July 2, Aaron Judge was voted as a starting outfielder to the 2017 MLB All-Star Game, receiving 4, 488, 702 votes, the most of any player in the AL.

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Aaron Judge became the second rookie to hit 30 home runs before the All-Star break and the first Yankee to do so since Alex Rodriguez in 2007.

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On September 4, Aaron Judge became the first AL rookie to record 100 walks in a single season since Al Rosen, and the first player in MLB to do it since Jim Gilliam (1953).

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Aaron Judge joined Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig (1927), Joe DiMaggio (1937) and Mickey Mantle (1956) as the only Yankees to hit 40 home runs in a season at age 25 or younger.

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Aaron Judge led the American League in home runs, runs scored, and walks (a major-league rookie record 127).

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

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Aaron Judge struck out 16 times in the series, setting an ALDS record.

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Aaron Judge robbed Yulieski Gurriel of a potential home run in the Yankees' Game 7 ALCS loss to the Houston Astros.

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Aaron Judge finished with 27 strikeouts in the entire postseason, a major league record.

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End-of-season awards for Aaron Judge included selection as an outfielder on Baseball America's All-MLB Team, the Players Choice Award for Outstanding AL Rookie, and a Silver Slugger Award.

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

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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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Aaron Judge began the delayed 60-game regular season with five consecutive games with a home run, launching a 419-feet, 108 MPH three-run shot off of Boston Red Sox pitcher Matt Hall.

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Aaron Judge hit his 130th career home run, the second-most in MLB history through 460 career games, trailing only Ryan Howard.

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Aaron Judge became the second fastest Yankee to 500 hits and 100 home runs.

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Aaron Judge accomplished the feat in his 506th game with only Joe DiMaggio getting there faster at 395 games.

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In 2021, Aaron Judge had the highest average exit velocity of all major league batters, at 95.

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On October 28, 2021, Aaron Judge was named a Fielding Bible Award winner for his defensive excellence in the right field for the 2021 season.

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Aaron Judge became the second Yankees outfielder to win a Fielding Bible Award since teammate Brett Gardner.

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Aaron Judge is tied for second place among right fielders in Outfield Arm Runs Saved.

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On November 23, 2021, Aaron Judge was named to the First Team selections for the All-MLB Team at the outfield position.

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Aaron Judge became only the tenth player in Major League Baseball history to record multiple 50 home run seasons.

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Aaron Judge became the fourth player in MLB history to hit 55-plus home runs and steal 15-plus bases in a single season, joining Babe Ruth, Sammy Sosa (1998), and Ken Griffey Jr.

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Ninety-five years after Babe Ruth hit 60 home runs in a season, Aaron Judge became the third MLB player in American League history to hit 60 home runs in one season.

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Aaron Judge became the fastest Yankee to accomplish this feat, doing so in 147 games.

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Aaron Judge has worn the unusual uniform number of 99 since it was given to him during 2016 spring training.

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

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

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Aaron Judge has a number of rituals before, during, and after games that set him apart from other players.

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

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

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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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