Aaron Judge credits Fresno State for big league success during jersey retirement ceremony
Aaron Judge credits Fresno State to success in MLB career.
An already storied career for five-time MLB All-Star and New York Yankee Aaron Judge as his legacy was cemented into history Sunday at his Alma Mater, Fresno State, with the retirement of his jersey, number 29, in front of a packed house of loyal Bulldog fans, along with many former teammates.
"It is an incredible and humbling honor having my number retired at Fresno State," said Judge. "I'm excited to come back and enjoy the moment with so many coaches, teammates, and alumni that made this possible."
Judge's jersey was also retired alongside his former head coach at Fresno State, Mike Batesole.
Judge's and Batesole's jerseys will be the 12th and 13th retired numbers, respectively, in Fresno State baseball history, according to the university.
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Aaron Judge was honored with a jersey retirement ceremony at his Alma Mater, Fresno State. (Fox News Digital)
The 2022 American League MVP spent three seasons with the Bulldogs from 2011 to 2013 before being drafted in the first round of the 2013 MLB Draft by the New York Yankees.
When asked what this day meant to him, Judge credited much of his success in the big leagues to his time as a Fresno State Bulldog.
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Aaron Judge reminisces time at Fresno State before jersey retirement ceremony. (Fox News Digital)
"In baseball and in life, it's a team game. It's always a team game. I think just those lessons about how to handle that, really prepared me for once I got to New York, where you're playing in a game of failure, you're going to have good