Every week on the Aflac New York Yankees Show, we will be spotlighting current or former Yankee players and coaches with a series of awards. From defensive gems and milestones to walk-off home runs and clutch saves, if a Yankee does something important, you’ll hear about it on our show.
Ethan Allen Mark of Excellence: Of course we must start with Aaron Judge, a unanimous choice as American League MVP in 2022 after his American League record-setting 62-home run season.
Holbrook Heating and Air Conditioning Archive: Throughout this season you’ll hear plenty about the fact that it’s the 25th anniversary of the 1998 Yankees team that won 125 games and swept the San Diego Padres to win the World Series, the first of three in a row.
Empower/Byrne Dairy/Mooney Marketing Community Corner: This is the 100th anniversary of the opening of the first Yankee Stadium so it only figures that the March 30 season opener…is against the Giants, whom the Yankees shared the Polo Grounds with before that move in 1923.
Nye Automotive Big Bat: A healthy Giancarlo Stanton could make the Yankees’ top of the lineup, which already has D.J. LeMahieu and Aaron Judge, even more formidable once the season begins.
Syracuse Orthopedic Specialists Star: Domingo Germain wants to be a key part of the Yankee rotation, and he pitched 2 1/3 solid innings in his spring debut against the Washington Nationals.
Wilkins RV Rewind: The Yankees, of course, come off a 2022 season where Aaron Judge hit an American League-record 62 home runs and it won the AL East before falling to Houston in the ALCS.
U.S. Army Rising Star: Watch out for Oswald Peralza. Having hit .306 late last season before shining in the playoffs, Peralza is the favorite to take over at shortstop for the Yankees.
Zero Draft Defender: Two different Yankees won Gold Glove awards in 2022 – D.J. LeMahieu and Jose Trevino, continuing a long tradition of fine defense.