Home-based romance! Aaron JudgeAnd Samantha Bracksieck try to keep their marriage out of the spotlight, but their chemistry can’t be hidden.
Bracksieck and New York Yankees outfielder, the Yankees’ outfielder, began their love as high school sweethearts. The two dated briefly as teenagers and then drifted apart. According to reports, they rekindled their romance in 2019 and have continued to be together ever since.
Judge was selected in the 31st round by the Oakland Athletics during his high school career. Judge chose to play college baseball at California State University, Fresno instead of joining the professional league. He was later drafted by Yankees in 2013, but an injury kept his from playing the entire season.
Three years later, he made his Yankees debut in a game against the Tampa Bay Rays. During his rookie season in 2017, he broke icon Joe DiMaggio’s record for most home runs hit by a Yankees rookie. He won the Home Run Derby later in his rookie season, becoming the first rookie to do this.
Since his first game in Bronx, the two time Silver Slugger Award winner has accumulated more than 200 homers. In September 2022, Bracksieck watched from the crowd as her husband vied for his 60th homer of the season — which he nabbed in the ninth inning to help the Yankees defeat the Pittsburgh Pirates 9-8. Judge was the third MLB player to accomplish the feat in the American League, more than 90 years after Yankee Babe Ruth did it.
“I don’t think about numbers,” the slugger said as he inched closer to the all-time American League record set by Roger Maris in 1961, per the New York Post. “You talk about Ruth, Maris, [Mickey]Mantle, one of the Yankee greats, is something you would never have imagined as a child being mentioned with. It’s an incredible honor.”
Through all the highs and lows of his career, Bracksieck has remained Judge’s No. 1 fan. The couple were spotted together at many sporting events, including the U.S. Open as well as the Brooklyn Nets games.
Judge is active on social networks, but he rarely shows glimpses of his daily life at home with Bracksieck. The couple exchanged vows at the Montage Kapalua Bay Hotel in Lahaina, Hawaii in December 2021. However, the MLB All-Star has not shared any photos from that big day with his fans. Bracksieck, for her part, doesn’t appear to have any public-facing social media accounts.
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