Aaron Judge: Revitalizing the Pinstripes

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The New York Yankees: known as one of the greatest teams in all of sports history. Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Mickey Mantle, Joe DiMaggio, Mariano Rivera, Derek Jeter, and now…All Rise! Rookie outfielder Aaron Judge??? After becoming the first rookie to win the Home Run Derby, Judge became a household name…at least for one night…

As a Yankees fan my entire life, I’ve struggled being a true fan since the retirement of one of my heroes, Derek Jeter. Since the hangover from  him leaving the sport, I had yet to have a real reason to be excited about the Yankees until now. Hitting multiple balls over 500ft during the competition, its clear to see that Judge’s combination of size, speed, and power is rare.

At such a young age, Aaron Judge already has the potential to legitimately be included with the names of those Yankees that have come before him. Already receiving his own fan section, Judge gives Yankees fans hope for returning to former glory. Aaron Judge really is the face of the MLB below is the Google trend reports for both Aaron Judge (Blue) and Mike Trout (Red). This stat was brought by @mlbrandomstats on Twitter. 

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