Aaron Judge: The Incredible Story of the New York Yankees’ Home Run-Hitting Phenom – David Fischer (Sports Publishing)
Sports teams and for that matter sports leagues are ever-hopeful and always on the lookout for those rarest of big game trophies, those magical, one of kind athletes that come along only every so often.
In my life time as a sports fan I can think of probably less than a dozen of these special individuals that put their imprint on their chosen sport and by steps become the face of their league. Think the likes of Michael Jordan, Wayne Gretzky, and Tom Brady. These are the player who are transcendent, who not only dominate sport but become legends well beyond the narrow confines of sports stardom.
While some have come close to that lofty status when it comes to baseball, Alex Rodriguez comes to mind, but his questionable off field exploits and allegations of performance enhancing drugs probably move him of the mark. Major League Baseball has been out of that sports spotlight for some time.
Now comes the potential of a truly once in a generation talent who carries with him that magical potential to become the face of his sport, in the form of New York Yankee Aaron Judge. Aaron Judge: The Incredible Story of the New York Yankees’ Home Run-Hitting Phenom, author David Fischer fleshes out the story of this incredible talent and backs up the claim that Judge could be destined for great things.
Fans have always had a special place in their hearts for home run hitters; it is one of the most exciting plays in the game, with its often thunderous explanation point of the crack of the bat. It is that jolting crack and the towering bombs into the bleacher that draws fans to this giant of a man, but it is the flash of a big grinning smile that keeps fans coming back for more. Fischer is a believer that Judge and his fellow Baby Bombers, are here to stay and have the potential to leave an indelible stamp on the game for years to come.