Aaron Judge is AP male athlete of year after setting HR mark


              FILE - New York Yankees center fielder Aaron Judge (99) flys out during the eighth inning in Game 2 of baseball's American League Championship Series between the Houston Astros and the New York Yankees, Thursday, Oct. 20, 2022, in Houston.  After hitting 62 home runs to break an American League record that lasted six decades, Judge has been voted The Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year by a panel of 40 sports writers and editors from news outlets across the country.   (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
            
              FILE - New York Yankees' Aaron Judge follows through on a solo home run, his 62nd of the season, as Texas Rangers catcher Sam Huff, left, and umpire Randy Rosenberg, rear, look on in the first inning of the second baseball game of a doubleheader in Arlington, Texas, Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2022. With the home run, Judge set the AL record for home runs in a season, passing Roger Maris.  After hitting 62 home runs to break an American League record that lasted six decades, Judge has been voted The Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year by a panel of 40 sports writers and editors from news outlets across the country.   (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)
            
              FILE - New York Yankees' Aaron Judge signs autographs during batting practice before a baseball game against the Texas Rangers in Arlington, Texas, Monday, Oct. 3, 2022.  After hitting 62 home runs to break an American League record that lasted six decades, Judge has been voted The Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year by a panel of 40 sports writers and editors from news outlets across the country.   (AP Photo/LM Otero)
            
              FILE - New York Yankees' Aaron Judge hits an RBI single during the first inning of the team's baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2022, in New York.  After hitting 62 home runs to break an American League record that lasted six decades, Judge has been voted The Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year by a panel of 40 sports writers and editors from news outlets across the country.   (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)
            
              FILE -New York Yankees' Aaron Judge smiles as he speaks during an interview after the team's baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays, in which he hit his 61st home run of the season, Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022, in Toronto. After hitting 62 home runs to break an American League record that lasted six decades, Judge has been voted The Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year by a panel of 40 sports writers and editors from news outlets across the country.    (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP, File)
Aaron Judge is AP male athlete of year after setting HR mark