The hottest slugger in the Majors this year is 25-year-old rookie Aaron Judge of the New York Yankees, and he’s hitting up a storm. He’s five inches short of seven-feet tall and has amazing power. Judge is in the top-10 in most offensive categories and should easily clinch the American League Rookie of the Year honors. If he keeps up his incredible pace, he may even be in the MVP conversation.
Judge, who’s just a small-town boy, appears to be a fine role model for youngsters due to his down-to-earth and humble attitude. He’s proving to be an exceptional athlete and could end up enjoying a record-breaking career. In case you’re unfamiliar with baseball’s newest star, here are 10 things you might not have known about Aaron Judge.
10. Adopted A Day After Being Born
Aaron James Judge was born on April 26, 1992 in the small community of Linden, California, which has a population of approximately 2,000 people. The outfielder, who just turned 25-years-old and bats and throws right-handed, made his MLB debut with the New York Yankees in 2016. He’s also 6-feet-7-inches tall and weighs in at about 280 lbs. Aaron was adopted by Wayne and Patty Judge when he was just one-day old. Both of his adoptive parents were school teachers before retiring and they also adopted another boy named John, who is now Aaron’s older brother and the 30-year-old elder sibling is currently teaching English in South Korea. Aaron says he hasn’t had any contact with his biological parents as of yet. Judge is a Christian and told the press he believes God matched him and his adoptive parents together.