New York Yankees slugger and AL MVP frontrunner Aaron Judge took two steps closer to home run history Tuesday night. Have a look.
Aaron Judge : Homers | Wife | Parents | Net worth
Judge, who played college baseball for the Fresno State Bulldogs, was selected by the Yankees with the 32nd pick in the first round of the 2013 MLB draft.
|Born: April 26, 1992
|August 13, 2016, for the New York Yankees
After making his MLB debut in 2016 and hitting a home run in his first MLB career at bat, Judge went on to have a record-breaking rookie season in 2017.
He was named an All-Star, won the Home Run Derby, becoming the first MLB rookie to do so, and ended the season with 52 home runs, breaking Mark McGwire’s MLB rookie record of 49 and the Yankees’ full-season rookie record of 29 (previously held by Joe DiMaggio).
His rookie record stood for two years, until Pete Alonso hit 53 home runs in 2019.
Judge won the American League (AL) Rookie of the Month Awards for April, May, June, and September, as well as the AL’s Player of the Month Award for June and September, and was also named AL Player of the Month in May and July 2022.
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Judge swatted his 56th and 57th homers of the year in New York’s win over the rival Boston Red Sox (NYY 7, BOS 6 in 10 innings).
Judge is now four behind Roger Maris’ American League single-season record of 61 homers set in 1961.
Both home runs Tuesday night were important. The first, a sixth-inning solo shot against Nick Pivetta, tied the game at 3-3, and the second, an eighth-inning solo blast against Garrett Whitlock, tied the game at 4-4.
Judge had a chance to hit a third homer, but was intentionally walked with first base open in the tenth inning.
Prior to Tuesday night, Judge had gone five consecutive games with a home run, the seventh time this season he’d gone at least five straight games without a homer.
As has been the case since he hit No. 53 earlier this month, every home run from here on out is a new career high for Judge.
Tuesday was Judge’s tenth multi-homer game of the season. Shohei Ohtani is a distant second with six multi-homer games, and Judge is the first player with double-digit multi-homer games in a single season since Giancarlo Stanton had 10 in 2017, the year he slugged 59 home runs en route to NL MVP honors with the Miami Marlins.
Bracksieck and Judge started dating during their high school years in Linden, Calif., and later reunited at Fresno State University.
Bracksieck, who reportedly stands at 5-foot-2, earned undergrad and graduate degrees in exercise science. The two are said to have called it quits before reuniting around 2019.
In December 2021, the Yankees right fielder and his favorite fan tied the knot in an outdoor ceremony in Hawaii.
Joined by loved ones — and perhaps some of Judge’s teammates — the couple became husband and wife at the Montage Kapalua Bay resort.
Although Judge, 29, and Bracksieck, 28, have kept much of their relationship under wraps the past few years, their romance reportedly began long before the 6-foot-7 outfielder became an MLB megastar.
In October 2019, Bracksieck supported Judge as the Yankees swept the Twins in the ALDS. She was spotted in the stands with model Chase Carter, who was romantically linked to Giancarlo Stanton at the time.
Months later, Bracksieck also received support from Nicole Holder and Tori Voit, the wives of former Yankees pitcher Jonathan Holder and first baseman Luke Voit, respectively, after news broke of her February 2020 DUI arrest. The duo sent Bracksieck what appeared to be a care package.
Aaron was adopted by his parents, Patty and Wayne Judge, shortly after he was born. Patty and Wayne also adopted Aaron’s older brother, John, and raised them both in Linden, Ca.
When Aaron reached his preteen years, he confronted his parents about why he didn’t look like them.
He told The New York Post, “I was about 10 or 11 and we really didn’t look alike, so I started asking questions.
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 told that he doesn’t feel any desire to seek out his biological parents.
He said, “I have one set of parents, the ones that raised me. That’s how it is. Some kids grow in their mom’s stomach; I grew in my mom‘s heart. She’s always shown me love and compassion ever since I was a little baby. I’ve never needed to think differently or wonder about anything.”
Aaron’s parents prioritized his education over his athletic career. It turns out that he probably could’ve gone pro as a baseball player way earlier on, but his parents pushed him to attend college first.
Aaron Judge is an American professional baseball player who has a net worth of $10 million.
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|Apr 26, 1992 (30 years old)
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He signed a $1.8 million bonus with the Yankees in 2013. By the 2017 season, Aaron had grown into one of the best and most exciting players in the league.
He is also one of today’s most sought after endorser and has turned down over 100 offers from various companies.