Thursday, May 11, 2017

This Week's Sports Illustrated Cover... Aaron Judge

With all I've got going on this week, starting my Derek Jeter Week posts, continuing the 30 Day Baseball Card Challenge, I missed this week's Sports Illustrated cover reveal, and so here's my belated post.

This week SI put a baseball player  on the cover for the 2nd time in three weeks, putting New York Yankees rookie phenom Aaron Judge.

The headline says it all...                   " ALL RISE"

Aaron Judge is on this Week's Sports Illustrated Cover.
Judge has come into this baseball season slugging his team into first place, batting .317, with 33 hits, 13 of them home runs, while driving in 28 base runners in 104 at bats, with a .413 on base percentage and a whopping .760 slugging percentage!

Two weeks ago SI put another baseball phenom, High School star Hunter Greene.

I absolutely love watching Aaron Judge play baseball, trying to watch Yankee games when I can, and making sure to watch my favorite baseball show, Quick Pitch, with Heidi Whatney and Jamie Hersch every night on the MLB Network.

We are in a new age in baseball, with a tremendous group of young ballplayers, and Judge has quickly put himself right in the middle of terrific young players like Mike Trout, Jose Altuve, Carlos Correa, Francisco Lindor, Mookie Betts, Many Machado, and Corey Seager.

I hope I pay attention next Tuesday...another great baseball player, or moment,,, (Derek Jeter retirement), just might make it onto the SI Cover.

Play Ball!


  1. it's quite the time for young talent! if I were still a prospecting collector, Judge would be part of the chase. I don't pick up many young guys now, esp unproven. Altuve is the exception. He just makes me smile.

    1. Julie, I did get his 2017 Topps RC in the '87 theme. nice card.