Yankees’ Aaron Judge receives Roberto Clemente Award
Posted on: 30 Oct, 2023 at 10:17 PM
Credit: Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports
New York Yankees star Aaron Judge was named the 2023 recipient of the Roberto Clemente Award on Monday.
The award is given to the Major League Baseball player who "best exemplifies the game of baseball, sportsmanship, community involvement and the individual's contribution to his team."
Judge, 31, followed up his 2022 American League MVP campaign by recording 37 home runs and 75 RBIs over 106 games in 2023 as the Yankees missed the playoffs.
Off the field, Judge's ALL RISE Foundation continued to support underprivileged kids in his native California and New York. The foundation gave grants this year to six organizations: Bridge2College, NYC Autism Charter Schools (NYCACS), Tourette Association of America, Edward C. Merlo Institute of Environmental Technology (SUSD), Resiliency Center of Fresno and Birch Family Services.
The award was established in 1973 in honor of Clemente, the first Caribbean-born player and first Latin American to be inducted into the Hall of Fame. Commissioner Rob Manfred, Clemente's three children, former players and a panel of journalists help select each year's winner.
--Field Level Media