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REPORTS: Yankees’ Juan Soto Joined Yankees’ Legends Elite Group On Friday After Making History

Juan Soto has been the biggest reinforcement for the New York Yankees this season. His presence boosts the offense of the NY side to a whole other level. Let’s not forget who the Dominican superstar is pairing up with. It is the AL 2022 MVP and the NY side’s captain, Aaron Judge. The two big names of modern-day MLB are coming together at a time when the Bronx Bombers are looking for redemption. 2023 was a forgettable season for the 27-time champions. But they want to make the 2024 season a memorable one. What better way to make it unforgettable than winning the World Series?

If they really manage to do that, it will be the end of 15-year long wait. Last year, they might not had enough offensive power to take them to the postseason, but it is a whole lot different in 2024. The offensive duo of Aaron Judge and Juan Soto has been raising hope for the Yankees Nation. Moreover, the Dominican superstar, who’s also the best hitter in baseball, started the season in a grand style. The on-base monster already saw himself joining an elite list of Yankees legends in the history of the franchise.

   

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The Dominican superstar helped the Yankees break their jinx against the Houston Astros. In 2024, because of Soto’s brilliance in offense as well as defense, the NY side is up 2-0 against the Astros. Very early in the pinstripes uniform, the best hitter in the league made a historic impact already. On Friday, the partner of Aaron Judge in baseball crime went 3-for-4 in the Yankees’ 7-1 win against the Houston side. Juan Soto had a walk, an RBI, and a double at Minute Maid Park. Through the first couple of games of 2024, the Dominican slugger is hitting an amazing .571.

With his early season brilliance, the new Yankees superstar joined an elite list of the franchise. According to MLB.com’s Sarah Langs, Juan Soto has reached base safely more than three times in each of the first two games for the Yankees. That makes him the 7th player to do so. His current teammate, Anthony Rizzo, was the 6th player to do that. Besides Rizzo, Juan Soto joins the group that has 1936’s Joe DiMaggio, 2006’s Johnny Damon, and so on. Now, the fans wonder if Soto can help the NY side win the American League pennant. 

Can The Dominican Superstar Win His Second World Series Ring In 2024?

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Juan Soto is only 25 years old, but he has already accomplished so much. Aaron Judge and many Yankees people credited Soto, saying, “He’s a generational talent.” Moreover, the Dominican’s agent, Scott Boras, said, “He’s an offense in itself.” Since making his debut at 19, the new Yankees superstar has won four Silver Slugger Awards, three All-Star selections, a hitting championship, and a Home Run Derby Championship.

Besides these individual glories, Juan Soto has won a World Series with the Washington Nationals as well. Now, can he help the Yankees end their drought over 15 years? He sure makes one of the lethal 1-2 punches in the whole of baseball with his partner in baseball crime, Aaron Judge. 

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