Sunday, January 29, 2023

Who is he and what did Aaron Judge achieve to be voted USA’s ‘Athlete of the Year’ over Messi

The New York Yankees star made history by breaking a 61-year-old record and just signed a million dollar contract.

Aaron James Judge was born on April 26, 1992, in Lyndon, California, and was adopted the next day by Patty and Wayne. When he was 10, his parents confirmed his suspicions. “I knew I didn’t look like him”Recently a now 30-year-old man, a Star in baseball and who was voted “Athlete of the Year” in the United States above it Lionel Messi World Champion.

The selection was made by the magazine time A few weeks earlier, while the World Cup was being played in Qatar, Argentina won against France on 18 December, in one of the best finals in history, defined only on penalties after a 2–2 draw in regular time Was and 3-3 in the extension.

,In a year filled with memorable athletic achievements —Stephen Curry leads the Golden State Warriors to another NBA title, Serena Williams and Roger Federer take their final bows to tennis, World Cup Wizards score goals in Qatar — none more consequential than Judge.

Time reviewed in the article where they announced who founded A new American League record for home runs (62) Like Winner, “Sports fans cherish individual records, and no sport cherishes their numbers more than the national pastime.”

The previous record belonged to another legend, the late Roger Maris, and note the coincidence in the number: it was 61 home runs, it was recorded in 1961 and took 61 years to be broken. Things of destiny

“Many fans and pundits also consider Judge the ‘true’ single-season home run champion, noting that every player in the National League who has hit more than Judge – Barry Bonds (73 in 2001), Mark McGwire (73 in 1998) 70, 65) in 1999), and Sammy Sosa (66 in 1998, 64 in 2001, 63 in 1999) – did so under a cloud of suspicion of steroids,” he justified.

Prior to receiving this award, Judge became a free agent on November 6, which generated off-season publicity. “When I was young and got involved in sports, everyone would talk about: ‘Hey, wait till you become a free agent’, You get to take your own decision, start a legacy somewhere, start something new somewhere. I’m looking forward to the whole process, man. It’s going to be special,” he told Time.

Last week, After flirting with different teams, who loved her and reportedly made better offers, the previous season’s MVP agreed to continue with the Yankees. In addition to being its captain, California established $360 million contract for nine years,

In that negotiation, he received an additional US$146.5 million and two seasons to stay between 2023 and 2029, compared to the team’s offer before starting the season for $213.5 million.

“It’s an Honor”




Aaron Judge would stay with the Yankees until age 40. PHOTO VON RIDLEY/GETTY IMAGES/AFP

In a presentation of his new bond with the New York Yankees, the baseball player said he felt proud and honored. “It is an incredible honor to have the opportunity to continue his legacy here in pinstripes, in front of the best fans, in the best city in baseball, in the best city in the world,” he said at Yankee Stadium.

Judge explained the decision, “We came to the decision to belong to New York in our hearts. We belong to this city. There’s a lot of unfinished business here.” Stay with the team that saw them reach the Major Leagues in 2016 and become one of the leading figures in MLB.

At the press conference, team president Hal Steinbrenner was announced as the judge. 16th captain in franchise history, “It’s such an incredible honor,” said the athlete, who revealed that in negotiations for his new deal with the team, Steinbrenner offered him the role of captain.

99. During Batting Practice With Aaron Judge.  Photo Ap Photo/Jc Hong


99. During batting practice with Aaron Judge. Photo Associated Press Photo/JC Hong

Judge is coming off a historic season in which he hit 62 home runs, becoming the all-time leader in home runs in a season in the American League and thus the top home run hitter in a season for the New York team.

On versions of a possible signing with the GiantsThe Californian isolated himself: “I was in flight, so I was left out of what was happening around me.” “I have the opportunity to continue something the Yankees are strong at, which is a legacy”, he stressed.

financially, meanwhile, Aaron Judge was ranked six of the 10 highest value contracts in sports.seven of which have been signed by Major League Baseball players and teams.

However, the largest contract ever Lionel Messi, when he signed a link with Barcelona for four years and $674 million. In this 2022, although time has not valued it as such, Rosario closed an unforgettable season Athlete of the year by the rest of the world,

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