Aaron Judge breaks AL record, named Hickok Belt(R) winner for September 2022


Judge Hits 62nd Homer (Courtesy: New York Yankees

ROCHESTER, N.Y. - Oct. 13, 2022 -- American professional baseball outfielder Aaron Judge, of the New York Yankees, has been named the Hickok Belt(R) Award winner for the month of September 2022. Voting was conducted by a select panel of members of the National Sports Media Association (NSMA). On September 28, 2022, Aaron Judge made history when he tied Roger Maris for the American League single-season record with 61 Home Runs. Maris set his record 61 years before, in 1961. Then on October 4, 2022, the 30-year-old phenom smashed Home Run No. 62, a new American League record seven decades in the making. He surpassed Roger Maris for the most home runs in American League history in a single season. The Yankee home run king continues his remarkable performance as a possible Triple Crown winner for the year.

Other finalists for the month of September in order of how the NSMA voters ranked them were: Carlos Alcarez (tennis) and Iga Swiatek (tennis) - tie, Alex Manoa (baseball), Xander Schauffele (golf), Joe Joyce (boxing), Daniel Bara (baseball), Erik Jones (auto racing), Justin Suh (golf) and Max Verstappen (auto racing).

Judge's selection as the Hickok Belt(R) Award winner for the month of September 2022 not only recognizes him as "the best of the best" in professional sports for the month. And it makes him the eighth candidate to receive the overall award for 2022, joining Rory McIlroy, Novak Djokovic, Steph Curry, Justin Thomas, Scottie Scheffler, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Cooper Kupp, and other finalists throughout the year based on NSMA voting.

To learn more about the Hickok Belt(R) Award and its rich history, please visit hickokbelt.com.

New Media: For more information, contact Tony Liccione at 585-964-3077 or info@hickokbelt.com.
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