Aaron Judge is ahead of his first game as captain of the New York Yankees.
Last season, Judge had 177 hits, 62 homers, 131 RBIs, 133 points, and 16 stolen bases with a batting average of 0.311 and 1.111 OPS. In particular, he broke the American League record for most home runs in a single season, 61, set by Roger Maris in 1961. It is a great record written in 61 years without taking drugs. He also won the American League MVP.
Judge came to the free agency (FA) after last season. He was also linked with the San Francisco Giants and the San Diego Padres, but then he rejoined the Yankees. His contract size is 9 years, 360 million dollars (approximately 468 billion won).
After signing a contract with the Yankees, Judge was appointed captain. The Yankees did not appoint Derek Jeter as their last captain in 2014, but they named Judge ahead of this season.
“This means a lot to me,” Judge said at the time of his appointment. Growing up with the Yankees is all I know. My blood, sweat and tears are made of one thing: playing for this team, playing for this city and fans.” “I can’t put it into words because I know I can play baseball in one city over and over again. It’s an incredible feeling,” he said.
Judge is heading into his first season as captain. He finished warm-up with 2 homers, 7 RBI, 9 runs batted in 14 at-bats, and a batting average of 0.350 OPS of 1.097 in the exhibition game.
On the 31st (Korean time),메이저놀이터 the Yankees will play the opening game against San Francisco in the 2023 Major League Baseball at Yankee Stadium in the New York Bronx, New York, USA. “This game is going to be special,” Judge said. “I got the chance to play my first opener as captain. I got the chance to play against great teammates. We’re going to have fun.”
“It feels good to be able to go back to our fans. We have a great team here,” Judge added.
The US’MLB.com’ said, “Jersey reiterated that he will not wear a ‘C’ patch for captaincy, as Jeter, Don Mattingly or previous Yankees captains did not.” “We don’t need that,” Judge said.