In 2022, New York Yankees superstar outfielder Aaron Judge put together one of, if not, the greatest season in MLB history. Not only did he break the American League single-season (and cough, cough, "clean") home run record, but he came just mere fractions of a decimal point away from winning the triple crown, just narrowly missing out on the batting title after blowing the rest of the league away in home runs and RBI.
Aaron Judge Yankees History
As if that wasn't enough history made for one season, Judge is about to make some more on Thursday night when he is officially awarded the American League MVP award. Judge will become just the second player to ever win both the American League Rookie of the Year award and the American League MVP award with the Yankees.
He will join another Yankees legend, Thurmon Munson, on that list. Munson was one of the game's greatest all-time catchers and a beloved Yankee captain until he was tragically killed in a small single-plane accident that he was piloting.
Judge himself is currently a free agent, and the MLB hot stove has everyone predicting where he will sign, although the Yankees seem to be the big leaders in the clubhouse to retain their franchise player at the moment.
This is free agency after all, and anything can happen, but whether Judge decides to leave this offseason, or spend the rest of his career in pinstripes, he will join another short list of Yankees legends with his accomplishment on Thursday night.
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