Facing the Red Sox , Aaron Judge hit two game-tying solo homers—one in the 6th inning & one in the 8th to push his season total to 57.
Aaron judge : Ethnicity | Adopted | Home runs count
The Yankees drafted Judge in the first round of the 2013 MLB draft with the 32nd overall selection, a pick the team received as compensation after losing Nick Swisher in free agency. Judge signed with the Yankees and received a $1.8 million signing bonus.
|August 13, 2016, for the New York Yankees|
(through September 13, 2022)
|Runs batted in||489|
He tore a quadriceps femoris muscle while participating in a base running drill, which kept him out of the 2013 season.
Judge made his professional debut with the Charleston RiverDogs of the Class A South Atlantic League in 2014.
He had a .333 batting average (6th in the league), .428 on-base percentage (OBP; 3rd), .530 slugging percentage (SLG; 6th), and hit nine home runs with 45 RBIs in 65 games for Charleston.
The Yankees promoted him to the Tampa Yankees of the Class A-Advanced Florida State League during the season, where he hit .283 with a .411 OBP (2nd in the league), .442 SLG, eight home runs, and 33 RBIs in 66 games for Tampa.
Aaron judge Ethnicity
Judge is biracial. Growing up, Judge was a San Francisco Giants fan.
Judge attended Linden High School, where he was a three-sport star.
- Ethnicity : Biracial
He 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.
Aaron Judge was born on 26th April 1992 in Linden, California. His parents, Patty and Wayne Judge, now retired teachers from Linden, adopted Aaron a day after his birth. Judge grew up alongside his older brother, John, who was also adopted.
At around age 10 or 11, Aaron asked his parents why he didn’t look like them. The biracial Judge shared no similarities with his white parents. Learning he was adopted did nothing to change the relationship he shared with Patty and Wayne. Judge told The New York Post:
“I was about 10 or 11 and we really didn’t look alike, so I started asking questions and they told me I was adopted and answered all my questions, and that was that. I was fine with it. It really didn’t bother me because that’s the only parents I’ve known.”
“Aaron has an older brother, John, 29, who is teaching English in Korea, and we’re real proud of him, too,” Patty told the publication. “Really, it was all meant to be.”
Aaron sees no need to find his biological parents. Judge told Newsday he doesn’t feel any relation to them; therefore, he won’t waste time searching for them: “I have one set of parents, the ones that raised me. That’s how it is.” He continued:
“Some kids grow in their mom’s stomach; I grew in my mom’s heart. She’s always showed me love and compassion ever since I was a little baby. I’ve never needed to think differently or wonder about anything.”
Home runs count
Facing the Red Sox at Fenway Park, Judge hit two game-tying solo homers—one in the sixth inning and one in the eighth—to push his season total to 57. That puts him four shy of Roger Maris’s American League record of 61 homers in 1961.
Judge’s first blast came on the first pitch he saw from Red Sox starter Nick Pivetta, which he hit over the right field wall. Statcast measured its exit velocity at 109.7 miles per hour.
His second homer came off of Garrett Whitlock, when Judge pulled a 1–1 pitch over the Green Monster.
This marked Judge’s 10th multi-homer game of the season, tying him for second-most in AL history and putting him one behind Hank Greenberg, who hit 11 multi-homer games in 1938, per James Smyth of YES Network.
In a historically great year, Judge has somehow been even more dominant of late. In 49 games since the All-Star break, the 6’7” slugger is batting .363/.500/.836 with 24 home runs. He leads the majors in home runs, runs scored (116), RBIs (123), OPS (1.106) and total bases (352).
Accordingly, the series most likely to produce some milestones is moving around as well. If you’re a big fan of round numbers, head to New York. There’s an aggregate 45% chance he’ll hit 60 during the next Yankees homestand, and that’s assuming he gets a rest day in one of those six contests.
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