Aaron Judge Biography
Aaron Judge is an American professional baseball outfielder for the New York Yankees of Major League Baseball (MLB). In 2022, he set the AL record for most home runs in a season, breaking the 61-year-old record held by Roger Maris.
Aaron Judge Age
He is 30 years old in 2022. He was born on April 26, 1992
Aaron Judge Height
Judge stands 6 feet 7 inches
Aaron Judge Nationality
He is an American.
Aaron Judge Education
He attended Linden High School, where he was a three-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. He set a school record for touchdowns in football and led the basketball team in points per game (18.2). In baseball, he was part of the Linden High School team that made the California Interscholastic Federation Division III playoffs. Judge graduated from Linden High in 2010.
He played college baseball for the Fresno State Bulldogs, and the Yankees selected him with the 32nd pick in the first round of the 2013 MLB draft. 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.
Various colleges recruited him to play tight end in football, including Notre Dame, Stanford, and UCLA, but he preferred baseball. The Oakland Athletics selected him in the 31st round of the 2010 MLB draft, but he opted to enroll at California State University, Fresno (Fresno State) to play for the Fresno State Bulldogs baseball team in the Western Athletic Conference (WAC).
Aaron Judge Family
He is the son of Wayne and Samantha Bracksieck. His parents who got married in December were in The Bronx when he hit home run No. 60 on Sept. 20 and Judge was adopted two days after he was born by Patty and Wayne.
“I feel they kind of picked me,’’ Judge, who is biracial, told The Post in 2015. “I feel that God was the one that matched us together.’’ However, he is private about his home life and his relationship with his parents.
Aaron Judge Wife
Judge has been married to Samantha Bracksieck since December 2021. They all attended Linden High School in Linden, California. There, Judge played three sports (football, basketball, and baseball) before graduating in 2010.
After high school, both Bracksieck and Judge studied at Fresno State University in California and later got married.
“My wife has been with me through it all and she’s calm as a cucumber, that’s for sure,” Judge told the New York Post after tying Maris’ long-standing record.
Though they primarily keep their relationship off social media, Bracksieck first appeared on Judge’s Instagram account in November 2014. The photo collage showed the couple, along with Judge’s parents, participating in a Thanksgiving Day 5K run together.
Aaron Judge Kids
He does not have Kids at the moment.
Aaron Judge Baseball Outfielder
Aaron is an American professional baseball outfielder for the New York Yankees of Major League Baseball (MLB). He was unanimously selected as the American League (AL) Rookie of the Year in 2017 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, breaking the 61-year-old record held by Roger Maris.
He 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. This marked the first time that two teammates had hit home runs in their first MLB career at-bats in the same game. Judge also hit a home run in his second MLB game, becoming the second Yankees player (after Joe Lefebvre in 1980) to homer in each of his first two MLB games. His debut season, in which he batted .179 and struck out 42 times in 84 at-bats (95 plate appearances), ended prematurely when he was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a grade two right oblique strain on September 13, 2016, against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
On March 31, Judge made his first career start at center field in the majors. At 6 feet 7 inches (2.01 m) tall and weighing 282 pounds (128 kg), he became the tallest and heaviest player in baseball history to play the position.
He started the season off with a .288 batting average, five home runs, and 11 RBIs in 20 games played. However, on April 20, he suffered a left oblique strain while hitting a single in the sixth inning against the Kansas City Royals. He did not play again until his return on June 21.
During Spring Training, he was dealing with soreness in his pectoral area. It was eventually revealed that he had suffered a stress fracture in his ribs and was ruled out for at least two weeks.
Before the 2022 New York Yankees season, Judge was unsuccessful in negotiating a long-term contract with the Yankees. General manager Brian Cashman told ESPN that the team offered Judge $17 million in arbitration and a $213.5 million, seven-year extension. He had not made his COVID-19 vaccination status known. Cashman refused to comment on whether this affected the negotiations. Judge avoided salary arbitration and signed a one-year, $19 million contract on June 24, with additional $250,000 bonuses for winning each of the MVP Awards and the World Series MVP Award.
Aaron Judge Salary
His annual salary is estimated to be $21 million
Aaron Judge Instagram
He has an Instagram account (@thejudge44)
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