Aaron Judge has been the best story over the first half of the MLB season so it’s no surprise to hear that his apparel sales have skyrocketed.
MLB noted on Friday that the Yankees outfielder’s All-Star batting practice jersey is the best-selling All-Star batting practice jersey over the last decade.
Judge clocked out of the first half of the season with a league-leading 30 homers, three more than the next-best number. No. 30 was a big one, too — he set a new Yankees rookie franchise record, breaking his tie with Joe DiMaggio.
He added another chapter to his legacy in the Home Run Derby. After Justin Bour hit 22 homers in his home field at Marlins Park, the Yankees rookie took to the dish and clocked his 23rd with seconds remaining to advance to the second round.
Cody Bellinger was no threat in the second round as Judge broke through to the finals after hitting 13 homers to oust the Dodgers outfielder.
In the final round, Miguel Sano was no match, either. Judge poked balls effortlessly over the fence, using 11 long balls to take the crown.
The only knock to Judge was going 0-for-3 with a strikeout in the American League’s 2-1 win over the National League in the All-Star Game.
The slugger is hitting a team-leading .329 while also drawing 61 walks this season. He and the Yankees open up the back half of the docket with a four-game set against the Boston Red Sox, which begins on Friday at Fenway Park.