4x All-Star Aaron Judge Had Unbelievable Stats That Would’ve Made Him an NBA All-Star or NFL Pro Bowl Receiver

Published 09/15/2022, 2:00 PM EDT

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Aaron Judge is a masterclass in the art of batting. His athletic fielding skills add another string to his bow. He has already reached the status of a sporting genius on the baseball diamond. But before pursuing professional baseball, Judge also had a magnificent record in a couple of other sports. 

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Aaron Judge is an outfielder and a star slugger for the New York Yankees. He made his MLB debut with the Yankees in 2016. In his second MLB season, he won the American League Rookie of the Year Award. Notably, Judge is also a four-time All-Star player. 

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Judge’s popularity is constantly rising because of his exhilarating batting display. But a fact unknown to the larger audience is his dominant record in football and basketball. He played both of those sports during his college days and was a champion in his performances. 

Aaron Judge: Prioritising baseball over football and basketball 

Aaron Judge is presently on a mission to rewrite baseball history. He is close to surpassing Roger Maris‘ seasonal American League home run record. He has already accounted for 200+ career total home runs. Judge is now the home run leader in the ongoing season by a long margin. 

While attending Linden High School, Judge played football and basketball alongside baseball. He equally reigned supreme in all the three. He played as a wide receiver for the football team and the center for the basketball team. Judge set school records in football with 17 touchdowns and in basketball with 18.2 per game. 

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Various college football teams, including Notre Dame, Stanford, and UCLA, tried to recruit Judge as a tight end. But he stuck to his favorite sport, ie, baseball. After passing high school, he enrolled in Fresno State University. There he began playing baseball for the Fresno State Bulldogs. 

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As the race for the American League MVP Award intensifies, the leading contender Judge has some fierce competition. That comes from the Los Angeles Angels’ two-way sensation, Shohei Ohtani. So, a fan posted Judge’s football and basketball statistics on Twitter. The Judge fan took a dig at Ohtani, stating, “I’m going to need Shohei’s football and basketball stats before we even have this discussion.” 

Chances in this season for Judge and the Yankees 

Judge’s blazing form with the bat powered the Yankees to the top spot. Despite a few inconsistent performances, the Yankees are still at the first rank in the American League East zone. So with plenty more action ahead for the Yankees, Judge can continue to stack up the records. 

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Watch This Story – Top 5 Most Electrifying Home Runs By Aaron Judge 

Which NFL or NBA team do you think Aaron Judge would have played for? 

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Written by:

Madhurjya Bhuyan

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Madhurjya Bhuyan is an MLB author at EssentiallySports. He has a Bachelor's and Master's Degree in English Literature from Gauhati University and IGNOU, respectively, and also possesses prior professional experience as a content developer. Being a performance artist since childhood, Madhurjya has always aimed to contribute towards creativity in any possible manner, and writing only boosts that desire.
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