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Who else?Judge hits first home run of 2023

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NEW YORK – With the “MVP!” chants as Aaron Judge strode to the plate in the first inning on Opening Day, after he was named 01 The first captain in Yankees history.

Judge took two balls from where he stopped place continues. With a single-season AL record surpassed by Roger Maris) last year, Judge beat the majors for the first 360, providing momentum for Logan Webb to drop the ball over the halftime wall at Yankee Stadium.

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Judge drive to 83. Exit speed of 3 mph leaves the bat and goes through Statcast – projected 97 ft. It also met the Giants, one of the clubs that tried to sign Judge this past offseason.

San Francisco extended for nine years, $109 made a $1 million offer to Judge’s representatives, which That prompted a late-night international phone call between Judge and managing general partner Hal Steinbrenner, effectively securing the same terms, keeping Judge on pinstripes.

“Number one for me is winning; I think Go to an organization that is ready to win right now,” Judge said ahead of Thursday’s game. “All the teams I’ve talked to are in ‘win now’ mode, which is great. I talked about the upcoming prospects, do you have anyone in the pipeline?

“If I’m going to be somewhere for more than nine years, I want to be around people who can go now. That’s the top two. It would be nice to be back in California and be closer to family, but the city is kind of like home to me right now. “

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Yankees coach Aaron Boone admitted he briefly considered the possibility of Judge wearing Giants orange and black on Opening Day.

“I did tell him yesterday, especially with the Giants in town, one of the most frustrating, darkest places I’ve been this winter is that I think he It’s not a good idea to imagine him standing on the third base line in a Giants uniform on Opening Day.

“I’m glad he’s where he belongs, He’s going to have an amazing career there as captain of this team. He’s a great player, great leader and everything a captain is. I’m grateful to continue to be his agent.”




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