Aaron Judge is a professional American baseball player who plays as a right fielder for the New York Yankees, the team that drafted him in 2013 with the 32nd overall selection. The 6 feet 7 inches tall player has been a huge hit with the team, winning a slew of awards along the way, including the 2017 AL Rookie of the Year award and making the All-MLB First Team in 2021.
Judge is enjoying every bit of his career as a professional baseball player today but the truth is that he might not have made it as a pro if he was not adopted by his parents; Patty and Wayne Judge. Thankfully, the Judges raised their adopted biracial kid right and he has gone on to make something of himself in life.
Summary of Aaron Judge’s Biography
- Full Name: Aaron James Judge
- Nickname: The Judge
- Date of Birth: 26th April 1992
- Aaron Judge’s Age: 30 years old
- Zodiac Sign: Taurus
- Sexual Orientation: Straight
- Religion: Christianity
- Aaron Judge’s Parents: Patty and Wayne Judge
- Siblings: John Judge
- Marital Status: Married
- Aaron Judge Wife: Samantha Bracksieck
- Aaron Judge’s height in Inches: 6 feet 7 inches
- Aaron Judge’s Height in Centimetres: 201 cm
- Aaron Judge’s Weight: 128 kg
- Aaron Judge’s Net Worth: $10 million
- Aaron Judge’s Instagram: thejudge44
- Twitter: thejudge44
- Facebook: Aaron_Judge
Aaron Judge was Adopted by Patty and Wayne Judge
Aaron Judge was born on the 26th of April 1992 and was given out for adoption a day after. He was adopted by Patty and Wayne Judge, ethnically White teachers from Linden, California. Details of his birth parents have not been made public but it is believed that they were of different races since Aaron is biracial. He said in an interview that his parents opened up about him being adopted at the time he was just ten/eleven years old.
As already mentioned, Aaron Judge’s parents are teachers. His mother Patty, who was born on the 5th of June 1955, acquired a degree from Fresno University before becoming a teacher at Linden High School. Aaron has not ceased to attribute his success to his mother as he praises the way she brought him up mentally and morally. He said she always taught and reminded him of the need to work effectively and efficiently.
Judge’s father Wayne Judge, on the other hand, was born on the 12th of February 1954. He is also a graduate of Fresno University but much else about him has not been disclosed. Before his retirement in 2017, Wayne was a physical training teacher in Linden, the same school his wife worked.
Wayne and Patty are a pair who have shown true love for one another. They adopted two sons whom they deeply showed love for and brought up to fit into the society.
Judge Has an Older Brother Named John Judge
Before Wayne and Patty Judge adopted Aaron, they had earlier adopted a son they named John Judge. John and Aaron grew up together as brothers even though they were adopted. John didn’t get to play sports professionally like his younger brother. He instead followed in the footsteps of his parents by becoming a teacher in Korea.
He Began Playing Baseball in High School
Aaron Judge started off his academic pursuit at the school his parents worked, Linden High School. He excelled in sporting activities at the institution, playing three different sports; basketball, football, and baseball. Judge was scouted to play college football for some of the top institutions in the United States but he was more interested in having a baseball career.
The athlete would go on to attend California State University to play for the Fresno state bulldogs baseball team. He was notably a part of the 2011 Fresno State team that shared the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) regular-season title, won the WAC Tournament, and qualified for the 2011 NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament.
Aaron Judge eventually turned pro in 2013 when he was selected in the first round of the draft by the New York Yankees. In just a short period of time, he proved to be a player worth a fortune and a reliable asset at that.
Aaron Judge Has Amassed a Net Worth of $10 million
Aaron Judge has an estimated worth of about $10 million dollars. He made the bulk of his money from his career in major league baseball while others come from sponsorship deals with companies like Pepsi, Adidas, and Under Armour.
The first paycheck Judge received from his team was a signing bonus of $1.8 million from the Yankees in 2013. In 2017, the year he was named AL Rookie of the Year, AL home run leader, and Silver Slugger Award recipient, he signed a 1-year contract worth $544,500. The following year, he signed a 1 year $622,300 contract.
In 2019, he won the Wilson Defensive Player of the Year Award and put pen to paper on a 1 year $684,300 contract before signing a 1 year $8.5 million contract in 2020. The following year, the three-time All-Star was paid $10.175 million.
How Tall is Aaron Judge?
Aaron Judge is very tall. With a height of 2.01m (6 feet 7 inches), he is taller than the average American male. He is also one of the tallest people in MLB. The athlete further weighs 128 kg, approximately 282 pounds, which is very heavy for a baseball player. His weight has however not hindered him from being a great player.
Judge is Married to Samantha Bracksieck
Reports show that Aaron Judge finally tied the knot with his longtime lover Samantha Bracksieck in 2021. The pair are said to have known each other from way back in high school but have always kept their love life personal and private, away from the media.
Samantha was seen with a diamond ring on her finger in June 2021, raising hopes of a wedding around the corner. Sometime in December, they were reported to have gotten married. The duo got married at the Montage Kapalua Bay resort. Judge’s teammates were in full attendance to mark the day.
The pair have not had any child yet but are optimistic and positive about having one very soon