Aaron Judge, the New York Yankees Baseball Star who is on the verge of breaking the American League (AL) single season home run record, is married to Samantha Bracksieck. It’s been a historic year for the New York Yankees home runs slugger and right by his side has been his new bride, Samantha.
Love & Baseball
Aaron and Samantha began dating in their teenage years at Linden High School, but as with most young romances it didn’t quite last. Apparently the fondness for each other never wavered because the pair reconnected again during Samantha’s undergraduate years at Fresno State University.
The couple have led a very private love life compared to the public love lives of former Yankee players. David Justice, Derek Jeter, Aaron Rodriguez, and even Joe DiMaggio all had somewhat public love affairs with some of the biggest names in entertainment. So yes, compared to this cast, Aaron James Judge has led a pretty insipid public love life.
Aaron Judge Is A Married Man
Did Aaron Judge get married? Yes, Aaron and Samantha were married in December 2021, according to reports by the New York Post.
The couple held a low key, limited attendance wedding in Montage Kapalua Bay Hotel, Hawaii.
You have to admire this couple’s preference for keeping their private romance somewhat hidden from the public. Looking at their social media profiles, there isn’t much to glean. Aside from the very public DUI and arrest of Samantha in February 2020 that brought the couple unwelcome attention, the two seem fine with keeping a low profile.
About Aaron James Judge
As a three-sport star at Linden High School, where Judge played on the baseball team as a pitcher and first baseman for the baseball team, a wide receiver for the football team. He also played as the center for the high school basketball team.
After graduation, Judge played college baseball for the Fresno State Bulldogs. He had options to attend other schools, but he preferred baseball.
After high school, the Oakland Athletics of the MLB, selected him in the 31st round of the 2010 MLB Draft, but he opted to enroll at California State University-Fresno, (Fresno State) to play baseball for the Fresno State Bulldogs baseball team of the Western Athletic Conference (WAC). In 2011, Judge was part of a Fresno State team that shared the WAC regular season title, won the WAC Tournament. Louisville Slugger named him Freshman All-American and he won the 2012 TD Ameritrade College Home Run Derby.
The New York Yankees selected him with the 32nd overall choice in the first round of the 2013 MLB Draft. After making his MLB debut in 2016 starting as the right fielder against the Tampa Bay Rays. In his professional debut, Judge slugged a home run in his first MLB at-bat, thus the legend of Aaron Judge was born. He went on to have a record-breaking rookie season. In 2017, he was named an All-Star, won the Home Run Derby (the first MLB rookie to do so), and hit 52 home runs, breaking Mark McGwire’s MLB rookie record of 49 and Joe DiMaggio’s Yankee full-season rookie record of 29. Judge won the American League Rookie of the Month Awards for April, May, June, and September, as well as the American Leagues Player of the Month Award June and September. Judge was unanimously selected as the American League Rookie of the Year in 2017 and was runner up for AL Most Valuable Player award.
Judge founded the Aaron Judge All Rise Foundation. The mission statement of the Foundation is to “Inspire children and youth to become responsible citizens and encourage them to reach unlimited possibilities”.
Aaron Judge Estimated Net Worth
In 2022, Judge turned down a seven-year, $213.5 million extension with the Yankees to test the potentially lucrative waters of unrestricted free agency. His decision could afford him a windfall of a $50 million per-year contract would more than double his current $19 million a year salary. It’s estimated that he is currently worth $10M USD.