Aaron Judge is an American professional baseball outfielder for the New York Yankees of Major League Baseball (MLB). In 2017, A five-time MLB All-Star, Judge was unanimously selected as the American League (AL) Rookie of the Year and finished second in voting for the AL Most Valuable Player Award that year. In 2022, he set the AL record for most home runs in a season with 62, breaking the 61-year-old record held by Roger Maris, and winning the AL Most Valuable Player Award. He was named an All-Star, won the Home Run Derby (the first MLB rookie to do so), and hit 52 home runs. In 2019, his rookie record stood for two years, until Pete Alonso hit 53 home runs. Judge won the 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.
Aaron James Judge
BAJ (Big Aaron Judge)
Professional Baseball Player
Outfielder (Right Fielder)
99 – New York Yankees
Birthday / Date of Birth
Aaron Judge was born on the 26th of April 1992, in Linden, San Joaquin County, California, United States.
He’s currently 31 years old.
Multiracial (Black and White)
He is of African-American and possibly half-Caucasian descent.
Aaron had attended Linden High School, a public school in his hometown of Linden. In 2010, After his high school graduation 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.
- Father – Wayne Judge (Adoptive Father) (Teacher)
- Mother – Patty Judge (Adoptive Mother) (Teacher)
- Siblings – John (Brother)
Girlfriend / Spouse
Aaron Judge has dated –
- Samantha Bracksieck (2014-Present) – In 2014, Aaron started dating his high school sweetheart Samantha Bracksieck. In June 2021, the couple got engaged and in December 2021, got married.
- In feet – 6 feet 7 inches
- In centimeters – 201 cm
- In meters – 2.01 m
- In Kilograms – 128 kg
- In Pounds – 282 lbs
He wears a size 16 (US) shoe.
Judge became known as 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. After the 2022 season, he re-signed with the Yankees on a nine-year, $360 million contract and was subsequently named the team’s captain. As of September 2022, he had also won the ‘Silver Slugger Award.
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. In 2014, he made his professional debut with the Charleston RiverDogs of the Class A South Atlantic League. In 2015, The Yankees invited Judge to spring training as a non-roster player.
Judge began the 2015 season with the Trenton Thunder of the Class AA Eastern League. He was chosen to represent the Yankees at the 2015 All-Star Futures Game. The Yankees invited Judge to spring training in 2016, and he began the season with Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Judge was named to the International League All-Star Team in 2016, but did not play in the 2016 Triple-A All-Star Game after he spent a month on the disabled list due to a knee sprain.
Judge made his MLB debut on August 13, 2016, starting in right field against the Tampa Bay Rays. In his first MLB at-bat, Judge hit a home run off Matt Andriese; the previous batter, Tyler Austin, also making his MLB debut, had done the same. The 2017 season proved to be the most important one of his career. He became the second rookie in the history of the MLB to hit 40 runs in a season. Before the 2022 New York Yankees season, Judge was unsuccessful in negotiating a long-term contract with the Yankees.
After the 2022 season, Judge became a free agent. The Yankees offered Judge the qualifying offer, which he declined. During free agency, Judge was pursued by the San Diego Padres and San Francisco Giants. On December 30, 2023, Judge was voted The Associated Press (AP) Male Athlete of the Year by a panel of 40 sports writers and editors from news outlets throughout the United States. Judge just edged out Los Angeles Angels two-way star and last year’s winner Shohei Ohtani in voting.
In 2017, Aaron appeared on an episode of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon where he posed undercover to ask Yankee fans questions about himself.
Judge has done endorsement work for several brands such as Pepsi, Adidas AG, Under Armour, Inc.
Aaron Judge Net worth
Aaron Judge has an estimated net worth of $50 million dollars as of 2023.
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Some Lesser Known Facts About Aaron Judge
- Judge was born in Sacramento, California, Judge is biracial. He has an older brother, John. When he was 10 or 11 years old, his parents told him that he was Adoptive.
- 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.
- In 2011, he was a part of his university’s baseball team that shared the WAC regular season title, won the WAC Tournament, and qualified for the 2011 NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament.
- In 2014, he made his professional debut with the Charleston RiverDogs of the Class A South Atlantic League.
- In 2017, he became the first MLB rookie to have won the Home Run Derby. In 2019, he won the ‘Wilson Defensive Player of the Year Award’.
- Of the May 15, 2017, Judge appeared on the cover edition of Sports Illustrated.
- 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.
- Judge founded the Aaron Judge All Rise Foundation. Their mission statement is to “Inspire children and youth to become responsible citizens and encourage them to reach unlimited possibilities.”
- 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.