Aaron Judge Unites States of America
The United States has long been known as the land of the free and the home of the brave.
These were two values that were instilled in us as children and that we learned to hold dear as we grew up into responsible adults.
But as technology progressed, and with it came the advent of social media platforms like Twitter, Snapchat, Instagram and Facebook,
we began to see what happened when our youth took these values and applied them to the real world…and it wasn’t pretty.
How An All Star Player Can Have A Positive Influence
I’ll admit, I was skeptical when Aaron Judge was called up to the Yankees in 2017.
He had a great first year and a half but still hadn’t done enough to warrant being anointed as the next Babe Ruth.
And then came October 4th, 2018.
In Game 3 of the World Series against the Dodgers, with his team down 2-1 in games and trailing 5-2 in the bottom of the eighth inning, he hit his 47th home run of the season.
The Rise to the Big Leagues
In 2014, Aaron Judge made his professional debut in the Gulf Coast League.
He dominated the competition so thoroughly that he was called up to the New York-Penn League by the end of the season.
The following year, he hit .329 with an OPS over .900 and 25 home runs for AA Trenton before getting promoted to AAA Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
In 2016, he had played just 44 games in AAA when a rib injury required him to undergo surgery.
He missed more than three months, but still managed to make it back in time for September call-ups.
Success in New York
Judge was born in Linden, California. He attended Linden High School and played baseball there as well.
He was drafted by the Yankees in the 2013 MLB Draft and made his major league debut on April 20th, 2017. In 2018, he hit 52 home runs breaking Mark Mc Gwire’s record for most home runs in a season by a rookie.
Judge has become one of the most recognizable athletes in New York City with his good looks and charming personality.
Sports Illustrated called him baseball’s biggest star.
Being a Good Role Model
Aaron Judge’s recent interview with CBS News about the power to be a role model for children is refreshing.
He realizes his responsibility and embraces it as he does on the baseball field.
Aaron is living up to his words by being a good neighbor and friend, giving back to the community, and participating in events that support children in his area.
The 2018 Home Run Derby Champion has already inspired many young players across the country, including a 12 year old who was watching him at Yankee Stadium when Aaron hit two home runs in one game.
I just try to do my best every day, said Aaron, to live up to who I am.
A Chance at a World Series Title
The 2017 MLB season has been an exciting one for New York Yankees fans with the team currently sitting at 100 wins.
However, there is still a chance for Aaron Judge and the Yanks to go all the way.
The Yankees have clinched a spot in the playoffs but they are still fighting for home field advantage in the Wild Card game or even a spot in the ALDS.