Yankees’ Aaron Judge wins Roberto Clemente award

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New York Yankees superstar slugger Aaron Judge is not only celebrated for his prowess on the baseball diamond but also for his commendable off-field endeavors. This year, Judge’s contributions were recognized by the MLB, which presented him with the esteemed Roberto Clemente Award—the sport’s most prestigious individual accolade.

Judge’s Commitment to Community Work

The Roberto Clemente Award is conferred upon a player who is devoted to community service and endeavors to positively impact future generations. To this end, Judge founded the “All Rise Foundation,” aimed at inspiring children to evolve into responsible citizens. His off-field contributions are extraordinary, and these achievements come without mentioning his remarkable 2023 season, which, despite being marred by injuries, was impressive.

Sustaining On-Field Excellence

Following his MVP-winning spree in 2022, where Judge boasted a .311 average complemented by a .425 OBP, he maintained his form in 2023, registering a .267 average, .406 OBP, and marking his tally with 37 homers, 75 RBIs, and a 174 wRC+. Consistently excelling in both realms, Judge leverages his influential platform to nurture and bolster the foundation for the future.

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