Aaron Judge Promises Coach's Dad Home Run, Then Delivers

By , WFAN Sports Radio 66AM & 101.9 FM New York

Aaron Judge is a man of his word. 

The Yankees slugger was captured on video before Sunday's road game against the Los Angeles Dodgers chatting with the father of catching coach Jason Brown.

At the end of the conversation, Judge told John Brown, who was sitting in a wheelchair, "I'll get one for you tonight," referring to hitting a home run.

And sure enough, he did.

In the third inning, Judge homered to center field off Clayton Kershaw to give the Yankees a 2-1 lead. It was the third straight game that the slugger has homered in, giving him 16 home runs on the season. The Bombers went on to win 5-1.

"I've seen (John Brown) all over the place, and I missed seeing him when we played in Anaheim this year, so I went over there and just said hello to him and said I'd get one for him, and I was able to do that today," Judge told reporters after the game. "Wind was blowing out, though, so that helped."

Judge admitted that he's promised a home run and failed to deliver "once or twice" before, "but it doesn't happen too often."

Jason Brown said just the fact that Judge took the time to talk to his father speaks volumes about the baseball star.

“That’s just Aaron Judge,” Jason Brown said, according to the Daily News. “When we come out here, my parents live pretty close. So, somehow we missed them in Anaheim this year, so we got to see them here. That was a special moment, thanks to Aaron.”