Aaron Judge named American League Player of the Month presented by Chevrolet for May

Aaron Judge has been named AL Player of the Month presented by Chevrolet for May.|Art or Photo Credit: AP

Outfielder Aaron Judge of the New York Yankees has been named the American League Player of the Month presented by Chevrolet for May, as announced Monday morning on MLB Network.

Judge claimed his seventh career monthly honor after previously winning in May 2023; May, July and September/October 2022 in his AL MVP winning season; and June and September 2017. The award marks the third straight season in which Judge has won AL Player of the Month in May and he has now won each of the Yankees’ last five monthly awards.

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  • The 32-year-old hit .371 (36-for-97) with 14 homers, 27 RBI, 12 doubles, 22 walks, 28 runs scored, a stolen base, a .928 slugging percentage and a .488 on-base percentage in 28 games last month.
  • The California native led the Majors in home runs, on-base percentage, slugging percentage, OPS (1.397), doubles, extra-base hits (26), total bases (89) and runs scored; ranked second in the Majors in batting average and RBI; tied for second in walks; and tied for fifth in hits.
  • The 2022 AL MVP’s 26 extra-base hits, marked the most extra-base hits in the month of May ever by a Yankee, surpassing the previous record of 24 extra-base hits, held by Hall of Famers Babe Ruth (1928) and Lou Gehrig (1927). Judge is just the seventh player in MLB since 2000 to record at least 25 extra-base hits within a calendar month and just the fourth player since 2000 with at least 26 extra-base hits in a single month.
  • The 2017 AL Jackie Robinson Rookie of the Year had four extra-base hits on May 15 at Minnesota, hitting three doubles and a homer, marking the second four extra-base hit game of his career (also: 9/22/2023). Judge became the fourth Yankee with at least two games with four-or-more extra base hits, joining Hall of Famers Joe DiMaggio (5 G); Gehrig (5 games) and Ruth (2 G).
  • The five-time All-Star went deep in four straight games from May 22-25, tying the second-longest streak of his career behind a five-game streak during the 2020 season. His 14 homers in May were his second-most in a single calendar month of his career, behind his 15 home runs in September 2017. Judge recorded his first multi-homer game of the season on Friday at San Francisco and now has 35 career multi-homer games, the most of any big league player since his debut in 2016.
  • The 32nd overall pick of the 2013 MLB Draft reached base safely in 27 of his 28 games, with hits in 22 of his games. He has reached base safely in each of his last 29 games since May 2, marking the third-longest on-base streak of his career, over which he is boasting a .516 OBP.

Bryce Harper of the Phillies won the honor in the National League.