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Aaron James Judge (born April 26, 1992) is an American professional baseball outfielder for the New York Yankees of Major League Baseball (MLB). Judge played college baseball at Fresno State. A right-handed batter and thrower, Judge, who stands 6 feet 7 inches (2.01 m) tall and weighs 282 pounds (128 kg), is one of the physically largest players in the major leagues. The Yankees selected Judge in the first round of the 2013 MLB draft. After making his MLB debut in 2016 and hitting a home run in his first career at bat, Judge went on to have a record-breaking rookie season in 2017. He was named an All-Star and won the Home Run Derby, the first rookie to do so. He broke the Yankees' record for home runs by a rookie (besting Joe DiMaggio's 29 with 30 before the All-Star break). He won the American League's (AL) Rookie of the Month Awards for April, May, June and September, as well as the AL's Player of the Month Award for June and September. Judge hit 52 home runs as a rookie, breaking Mark McGwire's MLB rookie record of 49. He also hit 33 home runs at Yankee Stadium, breaking the record of 32 set by Babe Ruth in 1921. Judge was unanimously selected as the American League Rookie of the Year for 2017 and placed second, behind Jose Altuve, for AL Most Valuable Player.