Baseball fans know what to expect when Aaron Judge steps on the batting box. But, on MLB opening day, Judge treated fans to an explosive display. After his record-breaking 62 homers last season, he began the new season with a home run in the first inning.
According to PPH bookie reports, Judge’s homerun is also the first in the MLB this year. Also, it helped the New York Yankees win against the San Francisco Giants 5-0. Judge said he does not hear the crowd when running the bases. However, he finally gets emotional when he hits home plate and sees his family and teammates. In addition, he hears the crowd cheering for him.
It was an awesome game for Judge because it was his first one as the Yankees captain. Also, he is the 16th captain of the organization. The crowd chanted MVP when he stepped into the batting box.
Aaron Judge Starts Season with Homerun
With his home run, Judge showed gratitude to the Yankees’ fans. He scored his home run against the team that tried to pry him away from the Yankees throughout the summer. Also, Judge was a Giants fan growing up, which made the moment even sweeter for Yankees fans.
Before accepting a nine-year, $360 million contract to stay with the Yankees, Judge inspected the Giants’ facilities and was even offered a contract to go to California.
According to gambling software experts, Judge did not want to go anywhere. He voiced his wish to stay with the team even if he had to undergo the free agency process. Also, he is happy to remain a Yankee.
Judge’s home run caught the eye of Yankees manager Aaron Boone. According to sportsbook pay per head reports, Boone said Judge hit the ball dead center off the Giants’ Logan Webb.