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Getting 62 is tough, but what will Judge do for the encore?

Obtain62 Tough, but what will Judge do for the encore?

Now we look at what Aaron Judge did for Encore after being the greatest star in baseball last season, having an offensive season — all round — with self-baby Ruth as great as any Yankee since Lou Gehrig, one that evokes memories of Mitch Mantle’s Triple Crown season.

Even now, four months after the regular season, you look at Judge’s stats and the screen seems to get a little brighter :

Sixty-two home runs, an American League record, 99 RBI, a .89 batting average,.365 Bash, OPS is 1. 100, 100 walk and ..

He won everything worth winning Offensive awards, being MVP, getting a new $311 million dollar contract and then had the honor of being named the first Yankees captain since Derek Jeter.


what will he do for the encore, as a second act to all this?

Everyone knows that he placed a Turned down a contract extension from the Yankees before the season, made a huge bet on himself, and walked out to have the biggest season of his life. Judge not only cashed in on his bet, he also won the Mega Millions baseball lottery.

Nobody expects him to hit But it’s fun to look back at how other Yankees have been leading the world in home runs year after year.

Ruth certainly didn’t stop after hitting the home run Hit a home run 60 exist1927. He brought it back, then 39, Then49, Then39. But Roger Maris, after passing his Ruth 64 exist’61, Fall to30 home run next season – even if he does 2022 — and had a great year (about Maris, who was in ’54 For the Yankees, this year before

he hit all those homeruns).

A year after Mickey’s Triple Crown(.131, 35 home run, 111 RBI), he came back to bat.353 and30 home run and 64 Reply to BI. Played for him at ’94 After a bigger home run season, he was playing Than he was in’ and hit home run 60 RBI and batting. 311.

Judge’s teammate Giancarlo Stanton hits 39 Marlins home run 1956 ), then click38 When he got to the Yankees, he played the most pinstripes, and it wasn’t just because of various injuries.

There is a red pepper song called “Encore”, which The last line reads: “Results are gonna vary now.” Which means even Judge has to turn the page now, after what we witnessed in the second half of last season, it feels like he’s hitting at least one home run a day , until he briefly pauses the numbered button 54 .

I asked a current American League manager what it was like to play against Judge on Monday at His team against No. 64 .

“Our plan for Judge actually starts from It changes from series to series,” he said. “Earlier this year, we attacked him trying to get into the pitcher lever count as quickly as possible. We could control his influence on us by putting him in an uncomfortable situation.

“Early count fastball or bat slider worked. He usually expands out of the zone very late. For a while, it felt like we were in control of the hitters. Later in the year though? He made some adjustments in the strike zone and covered everything we threw. He becomes the hitter and we have to know where he is in the batting order. Typically, I look at 3-4 batters. But with Judge, I worry when he’s six batters away. “

It is worth remembering that Judge was Did that later in the year, even if he didn’t get much help with the Yankees ‘ batting order, as the team that has started 62-04 became.360 Team (19-16) The rest of the way. The hitter known as All Rise caught everyone while chasing Ruth and Maris, and even fought for a Mickey-like Triple Crown late in the regular season.

This is what the AL manager I interviewed said about his time at ‘ What Xia Tian saw from Judge , and defines perfection as he sees and as we see:

“Every time he comes on, it feels like we’re up against a game-changing hitter. “

About a week ago, Judge reminded Jimmy Fallon that he Last season’s walking anthem was Pop Smoke’s “Hello.” Whatever the season’s anthem, he’ll be saying hello to Yankee Stadium again in March 19 Yankees vs. Giants opener , of all teams — the guys who made the kind of runs they did serve as judges during free agency. At 49 After home run season, he will try to hit first, in what really feels like second act in the case of89.




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