Is Aaron Judge the next Babe Ruth? | The Tylt
New York Yankee outfielder Aaron Judge’s superhuman power display has looked eerily similar to another pinstripe legend, Babe Ruth. Judge leads Major League Baseball in home runs as a rookie, and his moon shots will only get bigger and better as his career moves forward. However, baseball is a cruel mistress when it comes to cold bats, and Ruth’s mythological stature in baseball makes it nearly impossible for anyone to top him. What do you think? ⚾
Is Aaron Judge the next Babe Ruth?
Aaron Judge is larger than life—almost literally. Standing at 6'7" and weighting 282 pounds, Judge is lighting up the league like few rookies before. Look at these numbers 62 games through the season: 22 home runs, .341 batting average and 155 total bases. That's tops in the American League this year. Judge is crushing his rookie year as much as he’s crushing baseballs. And he’s only 25. Judge is well on his way to being the modern-day Babe Ruth the way he wrecks the ball.
He has led a team that was left for dead in the AL East, and brought them to the top of the division thus far. With a couple of playoff appearances, his smooth swing will create just as many legendary moments as the Babe himself. Don’t worry about this kid. He is the next Babe Ruth.
Judge may have the swing, but that doesn’t mean he can’t lose it. Baseball is cruel like that. Judge is well on his way to challenging Mark McGwire’s 49-home-run rookie campaign, but he could easy fall into obscurity if his swing betrays him. He could end up like Boston Red Sox player Walt Dropo who fell off the map after belting 34 home runs and batting .322 his rookie year.
Other power rookie sensations like Mark Trumbo, Tim Salmon and Ryan Braun have gone to have impressive careers, but nothing quite like Ruth. Judge might go dinger for dinger, but the beauty of the Babe was like he had a larger than life personality to go along with those homers. Unless Judge can continue his hot streak while eating hot dogs, drinking beer and calling home run shots, he will never be as legendary as Babe Ruth.
I like aaron judge a lot but people have got to chill tf out about him. Everyone knows Kyle schwarber is the next babe Ruth not him, duh.— phamatic (@pissgodly) June 12, 2017