‘The Captain Man…’- Aaron Judge Goes Gaga Over This $50,000 Derek Jeter Commodity

Published 06/22/2022, 9:00 AM EDT

Aaron Judge is in the best phase of his professional career. Having played for over five years, Judge is having his best season in 2022. Though Judge has always been an impressive hitter, he also leads the team very well.

After the retirement of the legendary captain, Derek Jeter, the Yankees have named no one captain of the team. But if someone has come close to Jeter’s legacy, it is Aaron Judge. Even the Yankees slugger himself is a big fan of Jeter.


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Though Judge is one of the biggest baseball stars in MLB, he still fancies over the iconic shoes of legendary sports personalities, such as Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, and Derek Jeter. Recently, Judge revealed what he would do if he owned a $50,000 Jeter shoe.

Aaron Judge and his love for shoes

Recently, Aaron Judge visited a sneaker shop and discussed his shoe collection. While touring the shop, the host showed an empty rack of $50,000 worth of shoes. The host also revealed that it was a Derek Jeter shoe, and someone bought it for paying a huge sum of $50,000.

Sep 24, 2021; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; New York Yankees designated hitter Giancarlo Stanton (27) celebrates his three run home run against the Boston Red Sox with right fielder Aaron Judge (99) during the third inning at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports

The host asked Judge if buying a pair of shoes for $50,000 is crazy. Little did he know the Yankees star also loves to buy expensive shoes. He said it’s very light, after all, it’s the captain’s shoes.

“It’s not crazy. You know I have seen the sneaker game grow over the years and especially something iconic like that. The captain man… $50,000, I feel like that’s light…,” Judge said.

The Yankees star also revealed that if he buys shoes worth $50,000, he will only use them to show off.

“It’s going up in the closet, yeah that’s the show-off a little bit the house. Have friends over, ‘hey, check this out. You won’t believe what I’m gonna show,” Judge added.


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Judge in the 2022 season

With 25 home runs from the plate, Aaron Judge is in a league of his own. He has been the reason behind the Yankees’ exceptional performance this season. Considering the season is far from over, Judge has a lot to do for the team.

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If things go north for Judge, he has the best chance to win his first-ever World Series title. Because the Yankees are already in a red-hot form. They are the only team to win 50 games in 2022.

What do you think? Can Judge end the title drought in the Bronx?



Abhishek Kumar

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Abhishek Kumar is an MLB author at EssentiallySports. After completing his Master’s degree in Journalism and Mass Communication, Abhishek has been working in the media industry since two years. Before joining EssentiallySports, he previously worked at APN News as a sub-editor, where he has written articles on sports and politics.