Aaron Judge Wins 2022 American League MVP Award, its BREAKING News
In what was an anticipated result, Aaron Judge was named the 2022 American League Most Valuable Player.
Judge, who broke the AL's 61-year-old home run record this year with 62 blasts, earned 28 of 30 first-place votes.
Los Angeles Angels pitcher/designated hitter Shohei Ohtani picked up the other two.
Judge, who finished second in MVP voting behind Jose Altuve as a rookie in 2017, dropped .311/.425/.686 for the Yankees this season
In addition to hitting 62 homers, he drove in 131 runs, drove in 133 runs, and added 16 stolen bases.
The power-hitting outfielder also led the league with 111 and was second in the AL in batting average behind Luis Arraz's .316.
If the judge had topped Arréz, he would have won the Triple Crown.
Judge is the first Yankee to win the MVP award since Alex Rodriguez in 2007
and the first Yankee outfielder to take home the trophy since Mickey Mantle in 1962.
Now a free agent, Judge is expected to break the bank with a new deal this offseason, whether it's from the Yankees or not.