Yankees: Are you ready for the Yanks Go Yard Aaron Judge quiz?

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The Yankees have a team that has electrified the world of baseball in 2017. One player, in particular though, is managing to rise to heights even above the rest of his teammates. Let’s see how much you know about him.

Yankees right fielder, Aaron Judge has burst upon the scene of Major League Baseball in a big way. He was the main topic of conversation during a recent FOX telecast, and he is the leading vote-getter in the 2017 All-Star Game ballot set for Miami in a few weeks.

But how much do you know about this young phenom? You’re about to find out when you take the Yanks Go Yard Aaron Judge quiz. And no peeking – the answers are at the end.

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  1. We’ll start off with an easy one. What is Judge’s shoe size?
  2. What was the significance of his 13th home run hit off Marcus Stroman?
  3. How many seasons did it take Mickey Mantle to hit 30 or more home runs in a season?
  4. Which all-time great Yankee has Judge set his sights on for the most home runs as a rookie (36)?
  5. Before Judge’s blast on Sunday, who held the Yankees record for the longest home run hit at the new Yankee Stadium (477 ft.)
  6. What position did Aaron Judge play when he set football records for total yards, and most touchdown passes caught at California’s Linden High School?
  7. Presently, Judge is leading the American League in all three of the Triple Crown categories (batting average, home runs, and runs batted in). Who was the last Yankee to win a Triple Crown and in what year did he accomplish the feat?
  8. The Major League record for most home runs by a rookie is 49. Whose record is now in jeopardy?
  9. According to the Sporting News, the longest home run ever hit at Yankee Stadium (old or new) is 580 ft. Who hit that blast?
  10. On June 10 and according to MLB Statcast, Judge hit a home run with an “exit speed” of 121.1 mph. In the same game though, he also hit a double. Within one mph, what was the exit speed of the double?

There’s no hiding now………..

Well, there you have it. Have all your answers in your head or jotted down? If you score eight of ten correct or 80%, I’d say you at least know more about “The Judge” than I did before I researched this piece. So let’s see……………..

  1. Seventeen
  2. That home run set a record for the most home runs by a rookie in their first 25 games.
  3. Mantle did not reach the 30 mark until 1955 when he hit 37 home runs. He played a total of four seasons with the Yankees before that.
  4. Joe DiMaggio
  5. Raul Ibanez in 2009
  6. Tight End
  7. Mickey Mantle, in 1956, (.353, 52 HR, 130 RBI).
  8. Mark McGwire
  9. That would be Josh Gibson, who was playing the Negro Leagues for the Homestead Grays on June 3, 1937.
  10. 116 mph

At the rate Judge is going, the records and feats of this young man are bound to grow, and he’ll continue to be fodder for quizzes and trivia questions for many years to come.