|Aaron Judge Quick Info|
|Height||6 ft 7 in|
|Date of Birth||April 26, 1992|
Aaron Judge is an American professional baseball player who has played, as an outfielder, for the New York Yankees (2016–Present) in Major League Baseball (MLB). He was selected as the 32nd pick overall in the first round of the 2013 MLB Draft by the New York Yankees. As of September 2022, he had been included in the MLB‘s annual ‘All-Star Game’ 4 times (2017, 2018, 2021, 2022) and the ‘All-MLB First Team’ once (2021). In 2017, he was the AL (American League; one of the two leagues that constitute the MLB; the other being the NL (National League)) home run leader and was also named the ‘AL Rookie of the Year’. As of September 2022, he had also won the ‘Silver Slugger Award’ (presented annually to the best offensive player at each position in both the AL and the NL, as determined by the coaches and managers of MLB) twice (2017, 2021).
Aaron James Judge
BAJ (Big Aaron Judge)
Linden, San Joaquin County, California, United States
Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida, United States
Aaron had attended Linden High School, a public school in his hometown of Linden. After his high school graduation in 2010, he joined the California State University, Fresno (Fresno State), a public university in Fresno, California. There, until getting selected at the 2013 MLB Draft, he represented the Fresno State Bulldogs baseball team.
Professional Baseball Player
- Others – Wayne Judge (Adoptive Father) (Teacher), Patty Judge (Adoptive Mother) (Teacher)
Outfielder (Right Fielder)
99 – New York Yankees
Aaron Judge’s net worth had been $20 million according to CelebrityNetWorth.com.
6 ft 7 in or 200.5 cm
128 kg or 282 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Aaron has dated –
- Samantha Bracksieck (2014-Present) – Aaron started dating his high school sweetheart Samantha Bracksieck in 2014. The couple got engaged in June 2021 and got married in December 2021.
Race / Ethnicity
Multiracial (Black and White)
He is of African-American and possibly half-Caucasian descent.
- Toned physique
- Towering frame
- Short-cropped hair
- Affable smile
- Clean-shaven look
He has served as the brand ambassador of –
- Adidas AG
- Under Armour, Inc.
Aaron Judge Facts
- Aaron was adopted the day after his birth and because he did not have any contact with his biological parents, his ethnicity can not be confirmed with 100% certainty.
- During his high school days, he was a 3-sport star. He played as a pitcher and first baseman for the baseball team, a wide receiver for the football team, and a center for the basketball team. He set a school record for touchdowns (17) in football and led the basketball team in points per game (18.2).
- In 2011, he was a part of his university’s baseball team that shared the WAC (Western Athletic Conference) regular season title, won the WAC Tournament, and qualified for the 2011 NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) Division I Baseball Tournament. In his junior university year, he led his team in home runs, doubles, and runs batted in (RBIs).
- In 2017, he became the first MLB (Major League Baseball) rookie to have won the Home Run Derby (an annual home run hitting competition that is customarily held the day before the MLB ‘All-Star Game’).
- Aaron ended that season with 52 home runs, setting a new MLB rookie record. It was overtaken by Pete Alonso who hit 53 home runs in 2019.
- In 2019, he won the ‘Wilson Defensive Player of the Year Award’ which is presented annually to the best defensive player at each fielding position in MLB.
- In 2021, he won the ‘Fielding Bible Award’ which is presented annually to the best defensive player for each fielding position in MLB, based on statistical analysis.
- As of September 2022, he had jointly held the record for the most number of home runs (61) in a single season in the AL (American League).
- It has been reported by a senior broadcaster that Aaron, before each game at the Yankee Stadium, follows a weird ritual. He tosses exactly 40 sunflower seeds in the grass behind home plate, supposedly for each man on the extended team roster. He also recites a prayer (which is unknown to anyone) after doing so.
- He is also known to keep a note on his phone that reads ‘.179’, his batting average in the MLB in 2016, as a source of motivation.
- In October 2022, during a match against the Texas Rangers, Aaron hit his record-breaking 62nd home run. With this, he broke the record for the most home runs in a single season in the American League.
- In December 2022, Aaron signed a 9-year, $360 million deal with the New York Yankees. This was the largest contract awarded to a free agent in Major League Baseball history.
Featured Image by Aaron Judge / Instagram