Since making his MLB debut in 2016 and breaking records in his rookie season in 2017, American pro baseball outfielder Aaron Judge has continued to impress. Born and raised in Linden, California, Judge was a three-star athlete in high school, playing in the baseball, football, and basketball teams.
Aaron set the school record for touchdowns and attracted attention from many colleges. He received many offers to play college football but Judge chose to stick with baseball. Aaron turned down a selection by the Oakland Athletics during the 2010 Major League Baseball draft choosing instead to attend Fresno State where he played for their Bulldogs baseball team.
Following an impressive college career, Judge in the first round of the 2013 Major League Baseball draft was selected by the New York Yankees. After a couple of years in the minor league, Judge made his MLB debut for the Yankees on August 13, 2016, in a game against the Tampa Bay Rays. His endless achievements include Most home runs in a rookie season (52), Most walks in a rookie season (127), Home Run Derby champion (2017), AL Rookie of the Year (2017), and more.
Aaron Judge Parents, Brother
Aaron Judge’s parents are named Wayne and Patty Judge. They are however not his biological parents but his adoptive parents. Wayne and Patty adopted Aaron a day after he was born and Aaron came to be aware at the age of 10 after noticing the conspicuous dissimilarities between his look and that of his parents.
After his parents told him about his adoption, Aaron was completely fine with it. His parents have supported him immensely in his baseball career. It was his parent’s idea that he chose college over a deal to join the MLB. Aaron’s parents are both retired school teachers who taught in San Joaquin County, California.
Severally, Aaron has credited them with helping him become an MLB player. One of his characters that he constantly links to his parents is his calm demeanor and humility. “They taught me right from wrong, how to treat people with respect,” the outfielder told Fox Sports in May 2017.
Judge has an older brother named John whom his parents adopted before him. John followed in his parent’s footsteps to become a teacher. He teaches English in South Korea.
Ethnicity (Is He Black?)
Is He Black? many have asked concerning his ethnicity. The simple truth is that Judge is bi-racial, however, he has never publicly spoken about his ethnicity. Reports also say that he has never had contact with his biological parents.
Aaron has been in a number of romantic relationships that have come to the attention of the media. In 2017, Judge not only made headlines for his records as a rookie but also for his romance with a certain Jen Flaum.
The first time they were spotted together in public was during the US Open in September 2017. Their relationship seemed to be winding stronger as they were yet again spotted going on a date in Nobu restaurant in New York. At the time, Flaum who is a diehard Yankees fan had just graduated from the University of Michigan.
In Halloween 2017, the couple costumed together with Judge dressing as Superman Clark Kent and Jen his love interest journalist Lois Lane. Further investigations speculated that Flaum and Judge might have started their relationship not later than June 2017.
Sadly, by early April 2018 reports surfaced that Judge had ended things with Flaum. As of this writing, he no longer follows her on Instagram. Following their split, rumors had it that Instagram model Jen Selter reportedly had an eye for Judge and made steps to gain his attention including following him on Instagram. Unfortunately for the Instagram model, Judge found love in the eyes of a certain Britt Hodges whom he attended high school with.
Standing at 6 feet 7 inches tall, that is around 2 m, Aaron Judges is among the tallest players in the major league and coupled with his weight of 282 pounds, Judge is not only tall but big. He sure knows how to use his body stats to his advantage judging from his carer stats.
When he started at center field in a March 31st, 2018 game Judge’s size mean he was the tallest and heaviest baseball player in baseball history to play at the position.