Aaron Judge: The New Face of Major League Baseball
Five things you need to know about the rookie phenom who's taking professional sports by storm this summer
What a week young Aaron Judge has had. The 25-year-old baseball standout for the New York Yankees not only won the Home Run Derby — he played in his first All-Star Game. (And for what it’s worth, ESPN noted that a baseball card signed by Judge just sold on eBay for more than $14,000.)
The California native has been making headlines all season long for his prowess on the field, as well as his seemingly happy-go-lucky and fan-pleasing personality. For his abilities, his agility, his strength, his clutch playing and his dedication to the game, some have called him the new face of America’s favorite pastime.
Here's what you need to about the powerful athlete.
1.) He's a rookie for the New York Yankees. After being drafted as the 32nd pick in the 2013 MLB draft out of Fresno State, Judge spent an injury-plagued four years in the minor leagues.
The right-fielder made a brief appearance last season for only 27 of 162 games. It wasn't until 2017 that he finally made his real major league debut. He's taken the league by storm ever since. (go to page 2 to continue reading)