Aaron Judge timeline: From Baby Bomber to Yankees super slugger


			Aaron Judge timeline: From Baby Bomber to Yankees super slugger
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April 26, 1992: Born in Linden, Calif.

June 6, 2013: Drafted by Yankees in first round of MLB Draft (No. 32 overall)

Aug. 13, 2016: Hits first career home run in first MLB at-bat against Rays starter Matt Andriese and goes 2-for-4 on the day.

Sept. 14, 2016: Ruled out for the remainder of the 2016 season due to an oblique injury.

April 2, 2017: Starts in right field on Opening Day against the Rays after winning the job in spring training. Bats eighth and goes 1-for-4 with a double.

May 22, 2017: Yankees debut “Judge’s Chambers” in right field stands at Yankee Stadium against the Kansas City Royals.

July 11, 2017: Named an All-Star starter after hitting .329 with 30 homers and 75 RBI during breakout rookie season. Bats third for the American League.

Sept. 25, 2017: Breaks all-time rookie home run record with No. 50 off of Trevor Cahill in multi-homer game vs. Royals. Ends the season with 52.

Oct. 3, 2017: Hits first career postseason home run off of Jose Berrios in AL Wild Card game against Twins. Judge and his fellow Baby Bombers go on to reach ALCS, losing to Astros in seven games.

Nov. 16, 2017: Finishes second in AL MVP voting behind Houston Astros’ Jose Altuve.

July 17, 2018: Starts second-straight All-Star game. Hits a home run off of Max Scherzer in Nationals Park.

Aug. 28, 2019: Hits 100th career home run against Mariners off of Yusei Kikuchi. Third-fastest player in MLB history to reach 100 home runs.

Sept. 29, 2019: Hits 27th and final home run of the season off of Lance Lynn. Plays just 102 games due to another oblique injury (suffered vs. Royals in April).

2020 Season: Hits just nine home runs in COVID-19 shortened 60-game season. Plays in 28 regular season games due to a calf injury.

July 13, 2021: Named to third career MLB All-Star game, first since 2018. Starts in right field and bats fourth.

Sept. 30, 2021: Hits two homers off of Blue Jays’ Robbie Ray to reach 39 homers for the season. Slashes .287/.373/.544.

April 7, 2022: Judge turns down seven-year, $213.5 million contract extension from Yankees. Set to become a free agent after 2022 season.

June 24, 2022: Judge and the Yankees finally settle on ‘22 contract to avoid arbitration hearing. Judge gets $19 million.

July 19, 2022: Named All-Star starter for the fourth time in his career after slashing .284/.364/.618 and hitting 33 home runs.

July 30, 2022: Hits 200th career home run in 671st career game. Second-fastest player in MLB history to reach 200 home runs.

Sept. 7, 2022: Hits 55th home run of the season breaking Yankees’ all-time home run record for a right-handed hitter.

Sept. 21, 2022: Hits 60th home run of the year tying Babe Ruth for second on the Yankees’ single-season all-time home run list.

Sept. 28, 2022: Hits 61st home run of the season tying Roger Maris for first on the Yankees’ single-season all-time home run list.

Oct. 4, 2022: Hits 62nd home run of the season to set the new Yankees and American League single-season record.


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