After a rough start in which he batted below .200 and struck out in over 40 percent of his plate appearances after joining the Yankees, Judge turned things around and helped get his team off to a fast start in 2017 with 10 homers in April alone, tying the rookie record for the month. He then broke the legendary Joe DiMaggio’s team record for most round trippers by the All-Star break with 30, including one that measured at 495 feet. His mounting popularity enabled him to receive more All-Star votes than any American League player and to the creation of the "Judge's Chambers" section located in the right-field stands of Yankee Stadium. Judge's momentum next led to him winning the 2017 Home Run Derby where he smashed a total of 47, four of which traveled more than 500 feet. It's no wonder that baseball commissioner Rob Manfred has said that Judge is a player "who can become the face of the game." In Aaron Judge: The Incredible Story of the New York Yankees' Home Run-Hitting Phenom, David Fischer brings the exciting story of the Yankees' newest superstar to life.
SubtitleThe Incredible Story of the New York Yankees' Home RunHitting Phenom
AuthorBy David Fischer, Foreword by Buster Olney
Published21 November 2017
Dimensions6.00 x 9.00in.
About the author
David Fischer has written for the New York Times and Sports Illustrated Kids and has worked at Sports Illustrated, the National Sports Daily, and NBC Sports. He is the author of several sports titles, including Derek Jeter #2: Thanks for the Memories and Miracle Moments in New York Yankees History. Fischer is also the editor of Facing Mariano Rivera. He resides in New Jersey.
Buster Olney is a senior writer for ESPN The Magazine and ESPN.com as well as an analyst for ESPN’s Baseball Tonight and Sunday Night Baseball. He is the author of The Last Night of the Yankee Dynasty and How Lucky You Can Be.
--Rich Mancuso, NY Sports Day