Judge unanimous pick as AL Rookie of the Year

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All 30 voting members of the Baseball Writers' Association of America cast first-place ballots for Judge, whose 52 home runs, 127 walks and 128 runs scored led the league.

According to Opta, this is the third time the Dodgers and Yankees have had Rookie of the Year award winners in the same season (1996: Todd Hollandsworth and Derek Jeter, 1981: Fernando Valenzuela and Dave Righetti).

Yankees slugger Aaron Judge celebrates hitting a three-run homer against the Houston Astros in Game 3 of the American League Championship Series on October 16, 2017, at Yankee Stadium.

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And that mindset served Judge well, when he slumped after a scorching first half and when he encountered difficulty during an October stretch. Voters - two from each AL city - select their top three choices for the award.

Judge had to win a spring training competition with Aaron Hicks just to earn his starting spot.

Aaron Judge celebrates after winning the Home Run Derby at Marlins Park.

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Judge broke Mark McGwire's major league record for home runs by a rookie with 52, many of them jaw-dropping, tape-measure shots.

The Dodgers have captured back-to-back NL Rookie of the Year Awards following shortstop Corey Seager's successful bid for the hardware in 2016. A section in the right-field bleachers at Yankee Stadium has been christened the "Judge's Chambers", where fans often don judge's robes, barristers' wigs and hold signs reading "All Rise". "He covers a lot of ground and makes a lot of big plays". But he rebounded with a huge September when NY really needed it, leading the AL in homers (15), RBI (32), runs (29), on-base percentage (.463) and slugging percentage (.889). Pepsi still has deals with many teams, including the Yankees. "From his incredible catches to his monstrous home runs, whether you are a Yankee fan or not, you have to watch him".

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