On May 28, Judge smashed his first career grand slam against the Oakland Athletics. May’s AL Rookie of the Month award went to Judge once again.
A .347 batting average, seven home runs, 17 RBIs, and an on-base percentage of .441 were all he managed in 26 games in May.
When Judge hit a home run with an exit velocity of 121.1 mph (194.9 km/h), he broke the record for the hardest home run measured by Statcast once again on June 10.
The following day, Judge went 4-for-4 with two home runs, the longest home run of the 2017 season at 495 feet (151 meters). A week later, on June 12, Judge was named AL Player of the Week.
To cap off a remarkable week, he finished first in the American League in each of the three Triple Crown categories.
In June, Judge was named the American League’s Player of the Month after batting .337 with 10 home runs, 25 RBIs, and an on-base percentage of .481.
As a result, he has now won three consecutive AL Rookie of the Month awards, the greatest string since 2012, when Mike Trout nabbed four consecutive honors.
After a 32-game on-base run, Judge also made it to the plate in every game in June. A starting outfielder for the 2017 MLB All-Star Game, Judge received 4,488,702 votes, the most of any American League player, on July 2.
On July 7, Judge broke Joe DiMaggio’s record for rookie home runs with his 30th.
He became only the second rookie to smash 30 home runs before the All-Star break (the first was Mark McGwire in 1987) and the first Yankee to accomplish so since Alex Rodriguez in 2007.
With 30 homers and 66 RBIs, Judge hit .329 before the All-Star break.
Does Aaron Judge Have Any Kids?
Aaron Judge and his wife Samantha have not yet had any children. He absolutely plans to have kids in the future.