Aaron Judge Home Runs From 2016 To 2022
Aaron Judge made his first home run in 2016 in his first game. Judge is a two-time AL home run leader.
A boy born and raised in Sacramento, California, Judge is guaranteed to be enshrined in Cooperstown as a Yankees legend. At one point, it wasn't even certain whether Aaron Judge would pursue baseball, but today he is one of the modern-day greats.
Aaron Judge Makes His Debut in 2016 And Hits A Home Run In His First Game
Aaron Judge made his MLB debut in 2016 with Tampa Bay Rays as his opponents. This was the first time the world was about to see Aaron Judge dawn the famous Yankees color and see what he is truly capable of.
24 at the time, Judge came to bat at no.8 at the Yankees Stadium. He was going against Matt Andriese, and Judge opened his account in a great fashion. The California native scored a 446-foot homer into the center field, which at the time was the long home run in the Statcast era.
His second home run came against the same opponent a day later. This time around it was Jake Odorizi in the firing line. He hit a liner off to the right-center field and became the second player in Yankees history to score a homer in the first two games.
Aaron's third home run of the season came against Edinson Volquez when the Yankees faced Kansas City Royals on August 30, 2016. Once again coming to bat at no.8, Judge scored a two-run homer against Volquez.
His fourth home run of the season came against the Dodgers on September 12, 2016. Judge hit a monstrous 436 feet home run in the fifth innings at Yankee Stadium.
A day later, Judge was then, placed on the disabled list, cutting his debut season short. But there was more to come from the 6ft 5 menace, the following year.
2017 Was A Year To Remember With Judge Scoring 52 Home Runs
April 2017 was one of the best months for the rookie Judge. He scored ten home runs winning the AL Rookie of The Month, with his first coming against the Baltimore Orioles. Judge scored a solo shot against Mychal Givens in the eighth inning, which tied the game for the Yankees.
If April 19 was a day to remember for Judge as he scored his fifth home run of the season, it was a day to forget for the 2017 White Sox' debutant Dylan Covey. Judge scored a 448-foot drive for the Yankees as Covey allowed eight runs and three homers in his very second game in the MLB.
At this point, Judge had started to keep the fans and his teammates on their toes as they anticipated home runs every time he came to bat. He scored his sixth home run of the season against Antonio Bastardo at PNC Park.
With a 457-foot homer, the Yankees wiped the floor with the Pittsburgh Pirates with the scoreline ending 11-5. Judge scored his seventh home run of the season against the Boston Red Sox as he powered the Yankees to the victory.
The outfielder started May in quite a fashion. He scored his 11th home run against Mat Latos in the third innings of the game between the Yankees and Blue Jays on May 2. But it didn't stop there, he hit the 12th home run of the season, an inning later, and this time, it was against Jason Grilli.
Judge scored the first grand slam of his career against Oakland Athletics on May 28, 2017, against Andrew Triggs. He hit his 16th home run of the season to the right-center field as he led the Yankees to a 9-5 win.
The three-time All-Star scored his 19th home run of the season against Baltimore Orioles' Chris Tillman. It was a 121.1 mph rocket off his bat as the Yankees beat the Orioles. His 20th home run came a day later against Logan Verrett on June 11, 2017.
Judge hit a 495-foot home run against the Orioles' player, and it was the longest home run of the 2017 season.
Angels were on the firing line of Aaron Judge as the outfielder who was starting to get MVP chants scored his 24th home run of the season against Parker Bridwell. But it was a lost cause as the Yankees were defeated 8-3.
Yankees once again lost to the Angels on June 24, 2017, with newspapers printing the headline "Judge Cannot Do It All." He scored his 25th home run of the season against Jesse Chavez, and though it gave a 5-1 lead to the Yankees, they went on to lose the game 10-5.
Against Cleveland Guardians (then Indians), Judge scored his 35th home run of the season. He scored his 36th of the season against New York Mets's Rafael Montero. Appearing in the diamond in the sixth innings, Judge tied the scoreline 2-2.
At the time, Aaron was having a bit of a slump in mid-season as he had lost momentum, which he showed early on, and despite that fact, he managed to score his 37th home run against Red Sox's Addison Reed.
His milestone 40th home run of the season came against Nick Martinez, in the match between the Yankees and Rangers. This made Judge the second rookie in MLB history to score 40 home runs in a single season. He scored his 41st home run also in the same game, and that was against Yohander Martinez.
His 45th home run of the season also came against the Twins, and it was on Bartolo Colon's pitch. In the third inning of the game, Judge scored a two-run home run at the right field. This also helped Judge earn his 99th and 100th RBIs, making him the eighth Yankee player in history to score at least 100 runs, 100 RBIs, and 100 walks.
On September 25, 2017, Judge broke Mark McGwire's record of scoring the most home run by a rookie in a single season. He brought up his 49th and 50th home runs against Kansas City Royals as the Yankees beat the side 11-3.
His last home run of the season and the 52nd home run came against Marcus Stroman which was a 484-foot hit. This broke the 96-year-old record set by Babe Ruth as Judge scored the most homers hit at home by a Yankee player in a single season.
At the end of the season, Judge had been voted the AL Rookie of the Year, beating out Andrew Benintendi and Trey Mancini. This also marked the first time a Yankees player, after Derek Jeter, won the award since 1996.
Judge Scored 27 Home Runs In The 2018 MLB Season
It was believed that 2018 would be a much bigger season for Aaron Judge. After all, he managed to break various records in the 2017 season. And though it started grandly, Judge couldn't live up to it.
Judge's first home run of the 2018 season came on April 4, 2018, against Tampa Bay Rays' Matt Andriese. The slugger came into bat at no.2, scoring his home run in the fourth inning of the game.
A week later, against the Marlins, Judge scored his fifth home run of the season. This marked Judge's 60th home run of his career, making him the quickest to reach this feat. The record previously held by Mark McGwire was beaten by Judge in five games less.
He hit his seventh home run of the season against Minnesota Twins' Tyler Duffey in the seven innings, leading the Yankees to an 8-3 win. During April, Judge had an OPS of 1.037 and wRC+ of 181.
But there was a drop-off in May. He still managed to score eight home runs in May, with his eighth home run of the season coming against Cleveland Guardians Josh Tomlin. He homered and doubled in the game, helping the Yankees to a 7-6 win.
The outfielder crushed the 14th home run of the season against the Los Angeles Angels pitcher Jaime Barria on May 26, 2018. He sent the baseball to the right-center field in the first inning of the game.
He scored his 15th home run of the season against Houston Astros' Charlie Morton as the Yankees won the game in extra innings 6-5. In May, Judge's OPS had come down to 0.965, and his wRC+ was 181.
June was a major dip in form for Judge as his batting average reached 0.234. He scored his 19th home run of the season against Seattle Mariners James Paxton, a two-run homer as the Yankees edged out Mariners 4-3.
In July, Judge scored only five home runs with the first one being against Atlanta Braves' Anibal Sanchez. This was followed by a 23rd home run of the season against Luiz Gohara in the seventh inning.
The 26-year-old hit his 25th home run of the season against Blue Jays J.A. Happ in the first inning of the game. The last home run of July was hit by Judge on July 21, 2018, against Mets' Tim Peterson as he scored the 26th home run of the season.
The outfielder scored his last and 27th home run of the season against Red Sox's Bobby Poyner. Though the Yankees beat the Athletics in the Wild Card Game that season, they fell to Boston Red Sox in the AL Division Series Title chase.
2019 Same As 2018 For Judge As He Once Again Scores 27 Home Runs
If there is one person who knows how to start the season right, then it is Aaron Judge. In 2019, the outfielder homered in his first two at-bats against Dylan Bundy, scoring two home runs against the Orioles pitcher.
When the two powerhouse AL teams, the Yankees and Astros, faced each other, it was also a huge match-up between Judge and Verlander. Though Aaron Judge managed to score his third home run of the season against Verlander, Astros got the best of the Yankees in the 4-3 win.
The fifth home run of the season came against Kansas City Royals Heath Fillmyer. He might have hit the home run in the game, but he ended up suffering a strain in his left oblique keeping him out of action for more than a month.
In the game against the Tampa Bay Rays on July 5, 2019, Judge hit two home runs. The first one came against Brendan McKay in the first inning, and the next home run came against Ryne Stanek, which gave him his nine careers multihomer game.
The outfielder scored his 14th home run of the season against Dodgers Hyun Jin Ryu as the Yankees blew Dodgers out of the water. Judge continued his onslaught against the Dodgers in the coming days, bringing up his 15th and 16th home runs against them.
He scored his 15th home run against Tony Gonsolin in the fourth inning and scored his 16th home run against Clayton Kershaw in another match.
Against Mariners on August 27, 2019, Judge brought up the 100th home run of his career and 17th of the season. He scored a monstrous 462-foot home run over T-Mobile Park's center field wall.
He achieved this feat in 371 games, making him the third-fastest player to do so. The record is still held by Ryan Howard and Gary Sanches in first and second place respectively.
The slugger scored his 20th home run of the season against Lance Lynn in the third inning of the match between the Yankees and Rangers. The outfielder scored the 21st home run of the 2019 season against Boston Red Sox's Ryan Brasier as he drove the ball into the Monster Seats.
The right fielder scored his last and 27th home run against former Ranger pitcher Lance Lynn. Despite being hammered by Judge in the third inning, Lynn maintained his composure helping his side to a 6-1 victory in his last game as a Rangers player.
In The 2020 Pandemic Shortened Season Judge Scored Nine Home Runs
2020 was another disappointing season for Aaron Judge as he continued to suffer from injuries. It was also disappointing for many baseball fans as the season was cut short to 60 games due to COVID-19.
The season began on July 23, and Aaron scored his first home run on July 29 against Baltimore Orioles' Asher Wojciechowski. This began Judge's six-run home run streak, tying former Yankees legend Alex Rodriguez.
The outfielder scored his second home run against Orioles' Cole Sulser in the ninth inning as the Yankees beat them 8-6. He scored his third home run against Red Sox's Ryan Weber on July 31, 2020.
He homered Ryan Weber's pitch in the third inning, leading the Yankees to a 5-1 win. Aaron once again brought his A-game against the Red Sox as he homered Zack Godley in the first inning, scoring a massive 455-foot shot.
The next day Matt Hall and Matt Barnes were put to the sword as Judge scored his fifth and sixth home runs. He scored his seventh home run of the season against Phillies' Austin Davis in the seventh innings, and his eighth was against Tampa Bay Rays' Sean Gilmartin on August 8, 2020, in the sixth inning.
He scored his final and ninth home run of the 2020 MLB season against Braves' Bryse Wilson. A few days after this game, Judge was placed on the injury list and couldn't quite recover well till the end of the season.
Return Of Aaron Judge's Spectacular Form In The 2021 Season
Aaron Judge scored 39 home runs in the 2021 season, with his first coming against Baltimore Orioles' Jorge Lopez. Judge alongside Stanton punished the pitcher with Judge scoring his home run in the fourth innings of the game.
As Judge began blasting off home runs at the start of the season, many thought he would end up eclipsing his 2017 record. He scored two home runs against the Baltimore Orioles' pitcher Dean Kremer on May 14 bringing up his ninth and tenth home runs of the season.
The New York Times lamented Judge's showing against Baltimore Orioles as mastery. It was no less than mastery as he homered for the third time in two games. At the time, with that hit against Jorge Lopez, Judge had scored 23 home runs in 59 career games against the Orioles.
In August, as the Yankees faced White Sox, Judge scored two home runs, one each against Lance Lynn and Liam Hendriks. The Yankees didn't show mercy when facing Toronto Blue Jays' Robbie Ray in late September.
He scored two home runs against Robbie Ray, clinching his 38th and 39th home runs of the season, firmly putting the Yankees on the doorstep of the postseason. And though the Yankees earned the spot in the wild-card round against Boston Red Sox, they lost 6-2 to Boston Red Sox.
Aaron Judge Scored A Record-Breaking 62 Home Runs In 2022
Aaron Judge scored a record-breaking 62 home runs in the 2022 MLB season.
The Yankees' main man started his home run-scoring streak in the seventh game of the 2022 season. He homered a 413-foot drive against Blue Jays' Jose Berrios, but the Yankees had to taste defeat.
As Judge turned 30 on April 26, he joined the likes of Lou Gehrig and Jerry Mumphrey on the list of players who scored home runs on their birthdays. Judge scored his fourth home run of the season against Orioles' Alexander Wells in the eighth inning.
One of the outfielder's most special home runs of the season was his 10th home run against Toronto Blue Jays' Jordan Romano. It was his career's first walk-off home run.
On May 23 against Baltimore Orioles, Judge scored his 16th and 17th home run of the season, his 20th career multihomer game.
In a matchup between Shohei Ohtani and Aaron Judge on June 2, 2022, Judge came at the top as he scored a 405 feet home run against him. It was one of three home runs that Ohtani gave during that game.
If Judge didn't have a single walk-off home run before 2022, he got two in a single season last year. His second walk-off home run came against Houston Astros as he scored a three-run home run in the 10th inning.
The talks of him breaking the AL record started heating up before the All-Star game, but our outfielder said he was only focused on winning the ring with the Yankees. After not scoring for five games, Judge scored the 30th home run of the season against the Pirates in the eighth inning.
Judge's exploits continued as he scored his 39th home run and a third walk-off home run of the season against the Kansas City Royals. As Aaron Judge brought up his 42nd home run of the season, he also brought up the 200th home run of his career.
The 30-year-old became the second-fastest player in MLB history to reach 200 home runs. Philadelphia Phillies Ryan Howard had done it in 658 games compared to Judge's 671 games.
Even some of the best players in MLB fell against Judge, and Max Scherzer was one of them as he allowed Judge to hit his 47th home run of the season. Scoring his 50th home run of the season against the Angels didn't cheer up the big man as the Yankees lost out to them.
Judge scored his career-high 53rd home run against Tampa Bay Rays' Shawn Armstrong. Against Pittsburgh Pirates' Wil Crowe, Aaron Judge scored his 60th home run of the season. He tied the legendary Babe Ruth's record as he blasted one to the left field.
The 61st home run of Aaron Judge was the one in which he tied Roger Maris's AL record. He blasted a 394 feet drive at Rogers Centre against Tim Mayza. And the last and grand one came against Texas Rangers' Jesus Tinoco in the first innings on October 4, 2022.
On her son's special day, Patty Judge was in the stands with Roger Maris Jr. After hitting the historic homer, Patty hugged Roger Maris Jr and was joined by Judge's wife Samantha Bracksieck.