Yankees director of amateur scouting Damon Oppenheimer said they picked a kid who has “exceptional strikeout numbers.” Exceptional indeed.
It is a longshot, no doubt. Nothing about baseball is natural to the Indian youths because they don’t grow up watching and playing it. But the dreams are alive.
Aaron Judge toured Yankee Stadium with eight other prospects Thursday and daydreamed about roaming the outfield there someday. After being drafted in the first round by the Yankees, that could become a reality in a few years.
The triple homer World Series game used to be the exclusive territory of the Yankees—Babe Ruth in 1926 and again in 1928, and Reggie Jackson in 1977. Welcome to the club, Albert Pujols.