Aaron Judge, Yankees

Aaron Judge is one of the best sluggers in MLB right now. He has been a sensation ever since his big league debut back in 2017. The California native started with hitting over 50 homers in his debut season. Since then, he has proved every single time why experts call him one of the best power hitters in the game. In 2022, the New York Yankees heartthrob had his career-best season. He broke the American League home run record of Roger Maris as he slugged 62 HRs. Later, he won the AL Most Valued Player Award. His career-best performance came at the right time when he would become the biggest free agent of that offseason.

Subsequently, the Yankees signed him for a nine-year extension worth $360 million. Later, they made him the franchise’s 16th captain, succeeding Derek Jeter. Then, Aaron Judge had been going through a bit of a rough patch since last year. However, he turned things around in the month of May this year. As things stand, the Yankees captain leads the league in the most home run category. Lately, Aaron Judge has expressed his desire to have a long career.


Aaron Judge Wants To Follow LeBron James And Tom Brady’s Footsteps

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Aaron Judge Tom Brady Jason Tatum Source: Yahoo

The Yankees Nation believes that the six-time All-Star is still carrying the weight of his team on his shoulders. Moreover, Aaron Judge never stops to amaze the fans in the Bronx. Lately, in an interview with the podcast, ‘Casa de Klub,’ the Yankees captain mentioned that he wants to play in the big league until he turns 40. Moreover, he cited the examples of NFL legend Tom Brady and NBA great LeBron James. Judge added that Brady and James kind of paved the way for him and all those athletes who want to have a long career. He noted that he wants to play until “I’m done with this game.” When he would retire, the 2022 AL MVP wants to feel peace with it and tell himself that he gave everything he possibly could.


Moreover, the current MLB season’s home run leader says that there are some guys whose body breaks down or something gives out and can’t perform at their highest level. On the other hand, Judge says, “There are Brady and James, who have played their respective games at the top level even when they turned 40.” They have won Super Bowls and championships even when Father Time was catching up with them. Aaron Judge noted, “Man, that’s where I want to be.”

The Yankees Captain Still Ahead Of Shohei Ohtani In HR Race

Shohei Ohtani Aaron Judge
Shohei Ohtani Aaron Judge Source: MLB.com

It is the constant battle between the LA Dodgers phenom Shohei Ohtani and Aaron Judge to dominate the offensive categories in the MLB. Lately, the two-way superstar surpassed Gunnar Henderson of the Baltimore Orioles, taking second place behind Judge in the Home Run race. Henderson is in 3rd place with 27 HRs so far. The Unicorn moved to 2nd place with 28 homers.

On the other hand, the 2022 AL MVP has already smashed 32 home runs. Moreover, with the kind of pace, Judge is slugging these homers, he can break his own record of AL HRs (62) this season. But the question is if he can stay healthy throughout the season. The Yankees Nation will keep their fingers crossed. 

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