Inside Aaron Judge’s Season in the Shimmer

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Sports Illustrated

By Tom Verducci After years of work and study, the Yankees’ slugger is a hitting master coming into his own at the right time. The split-fingered fastball fairly winked at Aaron Judge as it passed his field of vision. Judge did not fall for its false charm. He watched this changeup disguised as a fastball from Red Sox pitcher Nathan Eovaldi tumble ever so slightly below the outside corner of home plate. Ball one. That Aug. 12 pitch might have been just another one of the 12,593 pitches Judge had seen to that point in his career with the Yankees, including 104 from Eovaldi, except for what happ…

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