MLB players know how important they are to fans, especially for the younger ones.
They were kids at one point, too, and they know what it is to dream about meeting, greeting, and playing catch with their childhood heroes.
Whether it is stopping to say hi, to sign a ball or a jersey, or throwing a ball back and forth, these moments are priceless to young fans.
The Play Ball Twitter account showed us a clip in which Judge is seen playing catch with a young Yankees fan before a game.
— Play Ball (@PlayBall) April 27, 2022
An Unforgettable Moment For A Young Fan
And Judge appeared to gift the young fan the ball, too, which he will likely keep as a token of an unforgettable moment.
Judge is one of the most universally respected stars around the game.
Teammates and rivals respect and love his passion for the game, his quiet demeanor, and his silent leadership.
Like Jeter once did, he leads by example: he doesn’t have to talk too much or too loud to make his presence felt on a baseball field.
And, of course, he lets his talent speak for himself when he is playing.
People respect Judge because he has these gestures towards fans.
It’s also important to point out that he respects his foes, too: he was the first one there to calm down fans at Yankee Stadium when they were harassing Cleveland Guardians outfielder Myles Straw.
Those are the little details that make him one of the greatest game ambassadors today.