Bronx Cheers to All-MLB Triumph: Yankees fans erupt as Cole and Judge make the dream team
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In the latest announcement of the 2023 All-MLB teams, the New York Yankees are proudly represented by two standout players, Gerrit Cole and Aaron Judge, acknowledging their exceptional contributions to the league during the past season. The unveiling of this exclusive roster took place on Saturday, solidifying the esteemed status of these athletes within the realm of Major League Baseball and of course made a lot of noise in the pinstripes nation.
Fireside chat in Yankees nation
The news surfaced earlier this Sunday, prompting Yankees fans to express their positive sentiments. Despite the team experiencing a forgettable season, it’s essential to note that missing the playoffs wasn’t their fault. Instead, the responsibility lies with the analytics teams and the individual responsible for constructing and planning the roster, which fell short of the competitive standard expected of the Yankees.
On X, formerly known as Twitter, the Yankees’ faithful turned their attention to congratulate their standout player.
However, Justin Rodriguez chimed in, noting that Aaron Judge “missed 60 games and still got an MLB award.”
Some fans are already envisioning that next year, the Yankees’ latest addition to the family, Juan Soto, might claim that coveted spot as well.
Gerrit Cole’s stats
Gerrit Cole, the seasoned 33-year-old pitcher of the Yankees, earned a well-deserved spot on the first team for MLB’s starting pitchers. His remarkable performance in the 2023 season included an impressive 15-4 record, complemented by an American League-leading 2.63 ERA. Such stellar statistics culminated in Cole securing his inaugural Cy Young award, marking a significant milestone in his illustrious career. This marks Cole’s fourth appearance on the All-MLB team and his third inclusion as a first-team player. Joining him on the prestigious All-MLB first team are notable starting pitchers such as Zac Gallen, NL Cy Young award recipient Blake Snell, Spencer Strider, and the versatile Shohei Ohtani. The All-MLB second team boasts a formidable lineup, featuring pitchers Kevin Gausman, Sonny Gray, Nathan Eovaldi, Jordan Montgomery, and Kyle Bradish.
Aaron Judge’s season
Aaron Judge, the dynamic outfielder, Yankees’ star, and 2022 AL MVP, stands as the second Yankee to grace the All-MLB teams. Despite a setback due to injury during the summer, Judge showcased resilience, concluding the season with commendable figures—a .264 batting average, 37 home runs, and 75 RBIs. His exceptional performance earned him a spot on the All-MLB second team among outfielders. Joining Judge in this esteemed category are Adolis Garcia of the Texas Rangers and Kyle Tucker of the Houston Astros. The All-MLB first team outfielders, led by reigning NL MVP Ronald Acuna Jr., include standout players Mookie Betts and Corbin Carroll.
These selections underscore the Yankees’ continued presence as a force to be reckoned with in the MLB landscape. Gerrit Cole and Aaron Judge’s recognition on the All-MLB teams not only celebrates their individual accomplishments but also reflects the team’s commitment to excellence. As the league acknowledges the outstanding performances of these athletes, the anticipation for the upcoming season grows, promising more memorable moments on the baseball diamond.
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