Judge’s rookie campaign, in which he batted .179 with 42 strikeouts in 84 at-bats (95 plate appearances), was cut short when he was put on the 15-day disabled list on September 13, 2016, while playing against the Los Angeles Dodgers, due to a grade two right oblique strain.
Judge started in right field for the Yankees on Opening Day against the Tampa Bay Rays. On April 28 against the Baltimore Orioles, he hit multiple home runs for the first time, helping the Yankees rally from a 9-1 hole to win 14-11.
The fastest exit velocity for a home run measured by Statcast since it was implemented in 2015 was recorded during one of the home runs, which had a measured exit velocity of 119.4 miles per hour (192.2 km/h).
On August 9, 2018, teammate Giancarlo Stanton blasted a home run with an exit velocity of 121.7 miles per hour (195.9 km/h), breaking the previous mark.
Judge tied the rookie record held by José Abreu and Trevor Story by finishing the month of April with 10 home runs. He received the title of April’s American League (AL) Rookie of the Month.
In 22 games in April, he batted .303 with 10 home runs, 20 RBIs, and a.411 on-base percentage.
On May 22, 2017, the Yankees unveiled a fan area in the right-field seats of Yankee Stadium.
There are 18 chairs in the three-row “The Judge’s Chambers” portion of section 104. The team choose the spectators, who are dressed in black robes, wigs, and foam gavels.
What Is Aaron Judge Nationality?
Aaron Judge is Amerian. He was born in Linden, California, United States.