Yankees’ Aaron Judge Wins Rookie of the Year
Is it really a surprise?
Aaron Judge's incredible year was capped off Monday as the Yankee slugger unanimously won the American League Rookie of the Year award.
Judge hit a record setting 52 home runs as a rookie, breaking Mark McGwire's old rookie record which had stood since 1987. He also hit .284 and drove home 114 RBIs.
One of his most spectacular displays of power came during the Home Run Derby in Miami, where Judge hit four shots that traveled over 500 feet, on his way to taking home the crown. He hit 47 homers total that night.
Judge also helped lead a Yankees team that many thought were too young and inexperienced all the way to game seven of the American League Championship, only to lose to the eventual World Series champs; the Houston Astros.
He's also quite popular amongst the fans. In fact, Judge's number 99 jersey is one of Major League Baseball's top selling shirts. Many in the league feel he could be the face of MLB for years to come.
Oh, and he's also a finalist for the American League MVP.