Derek Jeter

From .179 to the All-Star Game: The climb of Aaron Judge

Aaron Judge keeps the only piece of motivation he needs on his phone.

It's right there on his notes app, always atop the list for quick access. He looks at it every day and said he's done so for months, letting it serve as the perfect provider of perspective.


The message: .179 — a nod to what he hit last season in his debut with the New York Yankees.

That seems unfathomable now. The Yankees star leads the majors with 30 home runs, is a serious Triple Crown contender in the AL with a .329 average and 66 RBIs so far, and the massive guy who wasn't even a lock to make the big-league club out of spring training is set for his All-Star debut on...

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