‘You knew he was very humble’ Derek Jeter Reflects on Memorable First Encounter with Successor Aaron Judge

Derek Jeter, a legend of the New York Yankees, talked about his relationship with Aaron Judge last month on the podcast “SI Media With Jimmy Traina.”

“I first met him at one of the Captain’s Camps when I talked to a group of minor league players,” Jeter stated. “Aaron’s size alone made him stand out, but speaking with him revealed that he was incredibly modest, determined, and committed.”

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Before playing his final season in 2014, Hall of Fame shortstop Derek Jeter guided the Yankees to five World Series championships. At the team’s spring training complex in Tampa, Florida, prospects are paired with past players for the inaugural Captain’s Camp.

The Yankees selected outfielder Aaron Judge in the first round of the 2013 draft, making him the team’s current face. Judge made his New York debut in August of 2016, having been invited to spring training in 2015 and 2016.

“I’m always here and always will be if you ever need any advice, want to bounce ideas off someone, or want to learn from my shared experiences,” Jeter declared.By December 2022, the captaincy had been transferred. Judge inked a nine-year, $360 million contract to stay with the organization, making him the 16th captain in team history.

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Aaron Judge climbs up to eighth place in the Yankees’ home run standings, surpassing Derek Jeter.

This season, Aaron Judge has hit 32 home runs, which leads the MLB. In the process, Judge’s total of 289 home runs has vaulted him to sixth place among the legendary franchise’s home run leaders.

He moved up to surpass Bernie Williams (287), Jorge Posada (275), and Derek Jeter (260) this season. Alex Rodriguez is in front of Judge (351). Babe Ruth (659) is the all-time leader in Yankees history.

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On April 14, Judge tied Jeter, then on April 24, he passed him.

Judge led New York to a 55-37 record as of Tuesday, three games behind the Baltimore Orioles (57-33), batting.308 with a 1.105 OPS.