Player Choice Award Goes to Yankee Aaron Judge

Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge was voted player of the year and the American League outstanding player by fellow major leaguers in the annual Players Choice Awards from the Major League Baseball Players Association.

Judge set an AL record with 62 homers, breaking the previous mark of 61 set by New York’s Roger Maris in 1961.

St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Paul Goldschmidt was voted National League outstanding player, the union said Friday.

Judge turned down a $213.5 million extension before the season started and was probably worth somewhere between that and $250 million at the time, then it became clear during the year that he was likely to clear $300 million, with estimates averaging roughly $320 million from a panel of experts polled in September.

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