Last season, New York Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge had a season for the ages.
Not only did he hit .311 and finish second in the American in batting average, but he established a new American League record with 62 home runs in the regular season.
He also drove in 131 runs and scored 133, not to mention his 16 stolen bases and phenomenal defense in both center and right field.
Shohei Ohtani, the runner-up in the MVP race, had a fantastic season himself and would have won his second straight award if it wasn’t for Judge’s record campaign.
In recent days, Judge received his MVP award from the league.
The Yankees’ Twitter account posted a cool picture of the multiple-time All-Star with his new award.
Any objections? Didn’t think so. pic.twitter.com/4PQLfl5GSR
— New York Yankees (@Yankees) January 29, 2023
Judge looks great and, above all things, looks happy.
Upon signing a nine-year, $360 million contract with the Yankees, he was named the captain of the organization.
He leads by example, working hard and discretely to reach his own objectives and those from the team.
His teammates love him and respect him for who he is as a player and as a person.
He will have an important task on his shoulders: taking the Yankees to the World Series again for the first time since 2009.
To help him, the Yanks re-signed his friend Anthony Rizzo, reliever Tommy Kahnle, and brought in Carlos Rodon.
That’s a nice offseason, but the lineup doesn’t have any new changes and it will be hard-pressed to consistently hit top pitching.
We will see if the Yankees have what it takes to win the championship, but with Judge on board, the path will be much worse.NEXT: Yankees Add Former MLB Player To Coaching Staff