Aaron Judge, formally known as Aaron James Judge, is a professional baseball outfielder born in the Linden, California. He plays for the New York Yankees of the MLB and is known as one of the largest players in the major leagues. Since his MLB debut in 2016, he has been on a roll, knocking down records of previous MLB greats as well as winning awards left and right. His current award being the American League Rookie of the Year for 2017 where he won by unanimous selection.
Judge was adopted by teachers Wayne and Patty Judge. They revealed his adoption to him when he reached the age of 10 years old. When he reached high school, he attended his local Linden High School where he became a three-sport star. Not only was he a great pitcher and first baseman for the school’s baseball team, he was also the football team’s wide receiver, and the basketball team’s center. As a football player, he set a record of 17 touchdowns, led the basketball team in 18.2 points per game, and played a part in helping the Linden High School baseball team make it to the playoffs of the California Interscholastic Federation Division III. While he was being pursued by football recruiters for his college career, Judge ultimately preferred baseball. He enrolled at the California State University in Fresno where he played for the Fresno State Bulldogs baseball team. He was named Freshman All-American by Louisville Slugger, won the 2012 TD Ameritrade College Home Run Derby, and led the team in terms of home runs, RBIs, and doubles in his junior year.
It wasn’t until 2016 when Judge made his professional debut at the MLB. He hit a home run on his first professional career at bat and would go on to enjoy a much decorated yet much deserved rookie season in 2017. He broke several records in the MLB including the record for home runs by a rookie. Since his professional debut, he has been named All-Star, managed to win the Home Run Derby, and won the AL Rookie of the Month for April to June and September. He won the AL Player of the Month for June as well as September. He is currently the AL Rookie of the Year for 2017.