NEW YORK— Forget about rising, everyone should be bowing down to New York Yankees right-fielder Aaron Judge.
Judge, number 99 for the Yankees, has already blasted 21 home runs out of the park this season. Several of the games include not one, but two home runs for the rookie.
He was named American League Rookie of the Month for May and continues to illustrate his skills in June.
Number 20 for Judge was a 495-foot blast into the stands, just about hitting the wall of retired numbers in Yankee Stadium. This was the farthest hit home run hit so far in the 2017 season.
Players in the Yankees dugout stared out in awe at how far the ball hit by their six-foot-seven-inch, 25-year-old teammate. High-fives were thrown at the player who did not let the hype get to his head, leading to yet another hard-hit home run the following inning.
Judge is not the bragging type. When asked how he felt about his monster home run in a postgame, locker room interview, Judge’s response was simply, “It means nothing, to be honest. I’m just glad we came out with a win.”
Judge is quick to point out that his success is due to feeding off of the energy of his teammates and that he could not do it alone.
It seems as if Kendrick Lamar needs another version of Humble based on the way Judge carries himself.
Entering Monday’s games, Judge leads the league in home runs and batting average, while second in RBI leaders. This currently make Judge a legit contender for the MLB version of the triple crown.
It is completely understandable that Judge was also just named Player of the Week in the league.
Forget about faceless, somehow the Yankees managed to land not only an amazing player on the field, but also a player that will be respected throughout the baseball community.
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